Skip to comments.Analysis: Republicans lead Obama in war for judicial dominance
Posted on 10/05/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by ruralvoter
When Barack Obama was elected president, critics and supporters alike thought the Democrat would move swiftly to appoint strong liberal judges to balance out Republicans' longstanding push for a conservative judiciary. At the nation's 13 powerful U.S. appeals courts, that has not happened.
Obama's 30 appointees have generally been moderates who mainly served on lower courts and were often selected in consultation with Republican senators. The pattern contrasts with Obama's Republican predecessors, dating back to Ronald Reagan, who quickly put forth prominent young conservatives, many of whom came from academia and had past political experience.
Notably, President Obama has not added a single judge to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where there are three vacancies on an 11-member panel dominated by Republicans.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
First of all it should be remembered how the media defines a ‘moderate.’ They usually bestow that title on liberals.
But even if this is true, it is more than offset by Sotomayor and Kagan. With these two, Obama put two far-left extremists on the Sup Court. And while it’s true the GOP couldn’t stop him, it is distressing that so many Republicans voted for these two radicals.
Tell that to Chief Communist John Roberts.
Racism rears its ugly head. /S
Obama WON'T be dragging his feet if he gets 4 more years
Administration officials say that while the president wants to change the balance in the courts, he does not want protracted fights with Republicans in the deeply divided Senate, which votes on federal judicial nominations. Officials also say that the president was focused on the healthcare overhaul and legislation to address the financial crisis.
"There were competing priorities," said White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. "It's like anything else in life: Something has to give."...
The AP style editor made a terrible mistake here, “a conservative judiciary” should read, “a judiciary that observes the Constitution in judging cases”.
Just because he taught Constitutional law doesn’t mean he likes the Consitution or even understands it. More likely it is neither.
The media called the loathsome communist Ginsberg a “moderate” during her confirmation to SCOTUS.
For awhile here my tag line was, “If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.”
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