I posted yesterday that the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on L. Felipe Restrepo’s Third Circuit nomination for tomorrow. The committee’s website still shows the Restrepo vote scheduled, but several sources now are reporting that it may be delayed.
Yesterday, P.J. D’Annunzio reported in the Legal Intelligencer (emphasis added):
A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote to confirm Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is likely to be pushed back, once again delaying the already-drawn-out confirmation process.
While no official word has been given that a request for a delay has been made by committee members, Beth Levine, spokeswoman for the Judiciary Committee chairman, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an email that it was safe to assume the confirmation vote for Restrepo will be held over.
In the article, courts activist Glenn Sugameli calls on Senator Toomey to ask the committee chair to hold the vote as scheduled (Keystone Progress has done so as well, as reported here), and this People for the American Way blog post argues that non-committee members have done so in the past.