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Obama Plans 3 Nominations for Key Court
NYT ^ | May 27, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 05/28/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT by onyx

WASHINGTON —

President Obama will soon accelerate his efforts to put a lasting imprint on the country’s judiciary by simultaneously nominating three judges to an important federal court, a move that is certain to unleash fierce Republican opposition and could rekindle a broader partisan struggle over Senate rules.

In trying to fill the three vacancies on the 11-member United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit at once, Mr. Obama will be adopting a more aggressive nomination strategy. He will effectively be daring Republicans to find specific ground to filibuster all the nominees.

White House officials declined to say who Mr. Obama’s choices will be ahead of an announcement that could come this week, but leading contenders for the spots appear to include Cornelia T. L. Pillard, a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; David C. Frederick, who often represents consumers and investors at the Supreme Court; and Patricia Ann Millett, a veteran appeals lawyer in Washington. All three are experienced lawyers who would be unlikely to generate controversy individually.

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1 posted on 05/28/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx
"fierce Republican opposition" <----- Oxymoron!
2 posted on 05/28/2013 6:28:29 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: onyx

That moment which we had greatly feared is now upon us.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 6:28:55 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Yep.
This is the Court that has stopped him.
He intends to try to stack it in his favor.


4 posted on 05/28/2013 6:31:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

If there is EVER a time to oppose this vicious bastard, it’s now.


5 posted on 05/28/2013 6:32:36 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: onyx
All three are experienced lawyers who would be unlikely to generate controversy individually.

Right. At least not at the ACLU.

6 posted on 05/28/2013 6:36:56 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: onyx

Fur Shur some of these people are not known to be inept and incompetent until Obama ‘outs’ them by appointing them to something.


7 posted on 05/28/2013 6:37:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: onyx

B. Hussein is “Moving Forward” with his “Curse of Obamanation.”


8 posted on 05/28/2013 6:39:33 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: onyx

Nominated by Obama seems sufficient grounds to me.
Kooks, wierdos and evil-doers if you need specifics.


9 posted on 05/28/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: onyx

And we got Reid who wants to tinker with the filibuster rules we have the making for a three ring circus.


10 posted on 05/28/2013 6:41:17 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Clyde5445
As much as I hated Scott Brown for caving in to the gay lobby and voting to repeal DADT,THIS is why I still had to vote for him:

...To try to get the senate out of the control of Dingy Harry!

11 posted on 05/28/2013 6:48:25 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: onyx

This - well, this and a lot of other things, of course - this is why I was so disappointed when millions of Republican voters sat on their hands on November 6th, as my tagline says.

If you didn’t vote, these are your wages.


12 posted on 05/28/2013 6:48:46 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: onyx

Will E Holder be needing a new job by then?


13 posted on 05/28/2013 6:56:35 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: citizen

Didn’t you hear?
Romney wasn’t “conservative enough”!


14 posted on 05/28/2013 7:01:53 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

Keep attacking those that did not vote for romney and you will push them away from ever voting republican again. Now before you attack me... I voted for romney but I swear I will not vote for another rovian pick ever.

LLS


15 posted on 05/28/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: massmike

I heard! Boy, did I hear that. Still, one simply must vote. Not voting amounts to surrendering to the enemy.

However, the way things are going for 0 now, I am hopeful much of his damage can be averted, delayed or reversed.


16 posted on 05/28/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
FreeRepublic has some of the most brilliant conservative minds/thinkers and researchers anywhere on the web. But, when it comes to political expedience, research and knowledge, we are severely hurting.

If we have not learned by now that everything the regime does is politically based and we need to counter that, we have learned little.Its all they care about and ususually what we ignore to our own detriment.

17 posted on 05/28/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: onyx

The two women are Harvard law school grads and the man from the the University of Texas. More diversity.


18 posted on 05/28/2013 7:16:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: onyx

He wants his left-base all ginned up over this going into 2014.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kabar

Do you suppose the FNC gals that are lawyers,Kimberly
Guilfoile,the blonde and one other who appears on BOR will know what their true biases are? How do we find out who these people really are and what they represent.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Clyde5445

Right. Reid will go for it over this.


21 posted on 05/28/2013 7:23:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kabar; rodguy911

For starter’s:

Pillard has worked at the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.


22 posted on 05/28/2013 7:26:48 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Hard job for Obama, finding three corrupt judges at the same time.


23 posted on 05/28/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: bigbob

Oh, dear God.
I hope he’s under indictment by then.


24 posted on 05/28/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The GOP is perilously close to crossing the line where they will lose me forever as well.At that point it's not even a question about me voting third party...it's about finding and throwing all my support behind a real SECOND party...because the GOP and the dems will have become one and the same! I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!But for the meantime,I,like you, made my decision in November to vote against Obama by giving my vote to the only candidate on the ballot with a chance of beating him,and my conscience is clear.

And I must add that in no is my disappointment limited those that stayed home or voted third party....Plenty of blame to go around!

I blame 50% of my fellow Catholics that voted for Obama,in spite of his stand on marriage,birth control,and abortion. I blame the 70% of the Jewish voters that voted for him,in spite of all evidence that he is no friend to Israel. I blame Chris Christie for his bear-hugging photo shoot with Obama;and I blame Romney himself,who after a strong first debate,tried to run out the clock as Obama made the election about Obamaphones and free birth control for Sandra Fluke!

25 posted on 05/28/2013 7:28:20 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: American in Israel

LOL.

Not in radical Left circles.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 7:28:25 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Please Contribute Today!
Woo hoo!!
Less than $6.7k to Go!

We can do this!!
FReepers ROCK!!

27 posted on 05/28/2013 7:29:19 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: onyx

He’s got a thing for lesbos.


28 posted on 05/28/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

You’re right. We should check the marital status of the two women!


29 posted on 05/28/2013 7:30:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Just what we need a brainwashed aclu lawyer on an important court.Looks like we have the numbers to filibuster inthe Senate if dingy can’t change the rules. Question is what kindo of mood will Mcgeezer be in that week?


30 posted on 05/28/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: American in Israel

hahahah!...gotta laugh at that...more of a nervous titter, really, because this is another 0bama in-your-face move.

Hoping he’s headed for the big fall.


31 posted on 05/28/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

It actually IS sufficient grounds, because Obama is not Constitutionally qualified to “act as President” - since he “failed to qualify” by Jan 20th, 2009 and 2013. The only person Constitutionally qualified to nominate judges/justices is Joe Biden. And this would be a darn good time and venue for bringing forward that issue, because the evidence we have says that Obama has no legally valid birth certificate from Hawaii. And there are opportunities now for the members of the Senate who recognize how dangerous this regime is to actually work to bring it to its knees. If they dare.

We need to be praying for them because the enemy they (and we) are facing is not human.


32 posted on 05/28/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: onyx

Obama never became president to lead this country, he came to conquer and destroy.


33 posted on 05/28/2013 7:38:40 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

You’re so right.
I despise him and every move he makes.


34 posted on 05/28/2013 7:47:48 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: rodguy911

Well, there ya go.
This is ‘thee’ court which has stopped him.
It has over ruled his labor board appointments, etc.


35 posted on 05/28/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: massmike

That’s right, mike, plenty of blame to go around. Christie turned into a poorer but larger Bloomberg. Romney got derailed by Crowley in the second debate and he went too easy in the third debate on foreign policy. Sandy provided much distraction at just the wrong time. The LIEberal press. The air-head liberal voters. The 45+% receiving taxpayer assistance in one form or another, probably 2/3 of who must vote kneejerk Dimocrat to keep their bennies coming.

We will never know now but I think Romney would have governed as one guided by conservative principles to a larger degree than he exhibited in the liberal state of Massachusetts.


36 posted on 05/28/2013 7:49:59 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: rodguy911

You know, his recess appointments.


37 posted on 05/28/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Naomi Mezey

Georgetown University Law Center

Cornelia Nina Pillard

Georgetown University Law Center

April 14, 2011

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 18, pp. 229-296, 2012 Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-38

Abstract:

The biggest challenge for sex equality in the 21st Century is to dismantle inequality between women and men’s family care responsibilities. American law has largely accomplished formal equality in parenting by doing away with explicit gender classifications, along with many of the assumptions that fostered them. In a dramatic change from the mid-20th Century, law relating to family, work, civic participation and their various intersections is now virtually all sex-neutral.

As the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Nevada Department of Social Services v. Hibbs demonstrates, both Congress and the Court have accepted the feminist critique of sex roles and stereotyping as engines of discrimination and inequality. But the resultant legal reforms address only formal inequality; the challenge of lived inequality remains. Changes in legal norms must be embraced throughout the culture before their promise will be made real.

The most influential and resistant obstacle to actualizing gender equality is the continuing cultural practice of romanticizing the mother as the best possible caretaker. As the Court has recognized, we cannot simply accept existing gendered family patterns as results of freely made individual choices. Persistently gendered family care becomes self-fulfilling, and solidifies the very inequalities — economic, political and social — that the law strives to dislodge. Given that mothers’ unequal burden in the home is a fulcrum of broader sex discrimination, it is particularly disturbing that one of the most persistent strains in contemporary culture is a celebration of mothers’ domesticity and their role as the default parent, and that women’s rights organizations are buying in.

The “new maternalism,” as we call it, is evident along the political spectrum and across popular culture, from Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizzlies to the internet advocacy group Moms Rising, and from movies, television and advertising to countless “mommy blogs.” This phenomenon amounts to a distinctive, post-feminist understanding of motherhood that studiously avoids engaging with the gendered division of parenting and refuses to make any demands on men. By appealing to mothers, and not fathers, new maternalism risks reinforcing mothers’ second shift and the countless inequalities that flow from it. The sophisticated policy advocates who participate in the promotion of new maternalism have made a strategic choice to tap a culturally potent, contemporary form of gender identity politics. But they jeopardize their own advocacy goals when parenting and care work are cast in exclusively female terms, as a new—but fundamentally retro and feminine — maternalism.

Our analysis of the culture of new maternalism and its legal consequences comes from a deep appreciation of the enormous value and satisfactions of parenting; new maternalism has such appeal precisely because it correctly embraces what is meaningful about family care. Its error, we contend, lies in the tacit exclusion of men, whether willing or reluctant, from engaged parenting’s benefits and responsibilities. We conclude that equality outside the home requires equality inside it, which is why we come out against the new maternalism.

38 posted on 05/28/2013 7:56:17 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: massmike
Don't forget colonic powell or voter fraud perpetrated by the left.

The difference between us and the hard left is that they unite all the time in the name of taking down the country. We seldom do and we see the result.

Once again everything they do has a political bent which we often ignore.,result,barry chen playing the part of the Manchurian and val/jar running the show.

39 posted on 05/28/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: onyx

We knew this was coming. Hope the R’s have a plan. No nominees to be confirmed. Conservatives have a great chance of taking back the Senate in 2014.


40 posted on 05/28/2013 8:00:34 AM PDT by orinoco (Orinoco)
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To: massmike
A third party would be great if this were the year 1900.However if you analyze what went wrong with our party its easy to see that a third party will suffer the same demise just about the time it gets big enough to be consequential.

IMHO,Its near impossible for any party not to compromise to get bigger. Once you start compromising and quitting when you don't get your way or the wrong person gets the nod, well its the beginning of the end.

The only hope is to throw the rinos out and take back the Republican party as a conservative party.

Probably won't happen quickly.

41 posted on 05/28/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: onyx
LOl!!,p> Sounds good to me.

Of course I have pneumonia and am getting ready to go to the doctors so maybe not such a sound mind after all...

42 posted on 05/28/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: onyx

For the record, Barry has already had 169 federal judges and 89 out of 90 US Attorneys confirmed by Dingy Harry and the girls and boys in the Senate.


43 posted on 05/28/2013 8:07:48 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: orinoco
Conservatives have a great chance of taking back the Senate in 2014.

Here's to hoping that is so! Dingy Harry can go back to NV and pound sand, they must have a lot.

44 posted on 05/28/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: rodguy911
We need ALL hands on deck and I do not mean forming a circle and shooting towards the center. The ONLY election that matters right now is 2014 and we need as many Americans voting for TEA Party candidates that we can get to do so. We need to rid the Senate and House of people like mccain, graham, boehner and a cast of dozens. We cannot win if we are pissing off the very people that we are attacking. We can't change 2012 but we can certainly change 2014... and I am doing everything that I can to see Conservatives sweep these midterms.

LLS

45 posted on 05/28/2013 8:08:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: massmike
I agree and you are correct about lots of blame... but 2014 is the only election that we need to worry about right now. Either the gop steps up by going back to their true roots and giving up on the DC big government progressive version they have clung to or they will go the way of the Whig Party... and truthfully... if these times were not as dangerous as they are... now would be the time to take them down. We do not have that luxury but we do have the power to reduce the number of dim lites in the republican party in DC and we can start to do that in 2014.

LLS

46 posted on 05/28/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: rodguy911

OH NO. I WILL IMMEDIATELY BEGIN PRAYING FOR YOU.


47 posted on 05/28/2013 8:35:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: orinoco

Right.


48 posted on 05/28/2013 8:36:19 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: PghBaldy

Thank you so much for finding that!!!


49 posted on 05/28/2013 8:37:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

WHen does Lindsey Grahamnesty next stand for re-election? I’d love for Trey Gowdy to take him out!

.....Ooouuh, looks like Graham will be on the ballot in ‘14. Go get him, Trey. I wonder if Gowdy has expressed interest in running for Senate?


50 posted on 05/28/2013 8:44:09 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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