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Feinstein to take over Judiciary
The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 12/22/2012 8:35:57 AM PST by Olog-hai

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is poised to take over as chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, shifting the leadership of the partisan panel in charge of judicial nominations to the center.

She will have primary jurisdiction over two of the biggest issues Congress will tackle next year: immigration reform and gun control. …

Feinstein has sided with Republicans on big votes, which could pave the way for landmark bipartisan compromises on divisive issues such as immigration reform. …

But Feinstein has sided with liberals in other battles over the judiciary. She was one of a small group of Democrats to vote against both of Bush’s Supreme Court nominees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; feinstein; judiciarycommittee; senate
Not close enough to the center, one would say?
1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:08 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well there is going to a deluge of anti-Constitutional bills coming out of that committee.

Feinstein gets the chairmanship and the committee shifts to the center? Who wrote the article, and how far to the left is that person?


2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:38:54 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

Center, is that Moscow Center???


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

It must be or the article uses a definition of the political spectrum that I am unfamiliar with.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:43:57 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Olog-hai

Feinstein is a bit of a dope, so she’s much better as chariman than Leahy. I remember when she was questioning Alito and he gave a detailed and to me perfectly understandable answer and she replied, “well I don’t understand that, so let’s move on.” Leahy is a militant leftist. Feinstein is less so and as a mayor has had to deal with real issues in life, not spent the last forty years in the senate.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 8:46:52 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Olog-hai

wtf? In what universe is Feinswine in THE CENTER of anything?


6 posted on 12/22/2012 8:47:20 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

you know! the center just to the left of Castro!


7 posted on 12/22/2012 8:51:58 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fineswine is drooling over the chance to confiscate guns.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 8:52:49 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Mr. K

>>In what universe is Feinswine in THE CENTER of anything?<<

Her own — she is the center of her world.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:56:20 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Olog-hai
She may be a smidgen to the right of Leahy.
10 posted on 12/22/2012 8:57:41 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Olog-hai

re: “Feinstein has sided with Republicans on big votes, . . .”

Really? Is this true? Or, are they just including RINO ideas?


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Olog-hai

This is old news. Leahy has decided to stay on as chair of Judiciary. In the past, he has been against gun control.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 9:02:15 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Olog-hai

The Judiciary Committee also reviews all nominations for federal judges, including the Supreme Court. This is clearly dressing the stage for a left-wing takeover of the Court.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:36 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: cotton1706

Former mayor of crazy left San Francisco. And what do you expect?


14 posted on 12/22/2012 9:14:26 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Olog-hai
She will have primary jurisdiction over two of the biggest issues Congress will tackle next year: immigration reform and gun control. …

Who decided the agenda? Take gun control out of it, unless it supports freedom and the right to self defense. The Constitution protects this one for a reason.

Who decides what the "issues" are? Isn't it time our side decided what it wanted to take up next year? The liberal issues aren't important right now. Spending and government oppression are out of control. Until these two things are cut way, way back, we won't have a nation left to try to "communize" anyway.

Important things first. Liberalism isn't important. In fact, it's nonsense.

15 posted on 12/22/2012 9:15:04 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Olog-hai

Get where we are headed yet?


16 posted on 12/22/2012 9:17:37 AM PST by Logical me
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To: whitedog57

The Senate is literally “The House of Lords.” Most ignorant and crony collection of fools on the planet. Democrats or Republicans. DeMint finally got fed up.

Boxer? Feinstein? Franken? Menendez? McCain? Whitehouse? Johnson (stroke victim and still maintains a key leadership position despite impairment), Schumer? Kaine? Warner? etc.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 9:19:01 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Olog-hai

Unlike Republicans, Democrats (Marxists) stick together. Only a name change. Nothing else.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 9:20:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone
Democrats (Marxists) stick together.

"My name is legion, for we are many.""

19 posted on 12/22/2012 9:32:04 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Olog-hai

Remember she and her husband have made a lot of money with China due to her position.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 9:42:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

if feinstein is center, rush is liberal.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 9:44:17 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Mouton

Either that or CNN Center here in Atlanta, hub of all things virulent.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
Is Feinstein even a lawyer?

Is her expertise about law any better than her expertise about firearms?

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000062

23 posted on 12/22/2012 9:46:35 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: whitedog57

You left out Linda and he’s gonna be pissed.

Yes, fools and idiots. Clearly not a hotbed of logical thinking. Wonder if they even know what that is?


24 posted on 12/22/2012 10:52:34 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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