Skip to comments.Trump seems to lock Democrats out of Federal Judge picks….
Posted on 08/11/2017 2:54:09 PM PDT by cotton1706
President Donald Trumps judicial nominees are ignoring key Senate Democrats as they vie for lifetime appointments to the bench a break from longstanding practice that diminishes the minoritys power to provide a check against ideologically extreme judges.
The brewing tension between the White House and the Senate over filling an unusually high number of judicial vacancies is impeding the pace at which Trump installs lifetime appointees to the federal bench so far one of the presidents few major victories, with his legislative agenda largely stymied in Congress.
University of Pennsylvania law professor Stephanos Bibas met privately with his states GOP senator, Pat Toomey, before Trump chose him to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June but not with Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, according to a questionnaire submitted by Bibas to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his nomination. Same goes for 7thCircuit nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who interviewed with Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) about the appellate vacancy but not fellow Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat.
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I don’t think President Trump will be voting Democrat any time soon.
Somehow that longstanding practice did not stop the Democrats from packing the bench with ideologically extreme liberal judges.
F the Dems , let them go pound sand and eat doo-doo
While Trump might talk to Democrats, of course, at no point should Trump be considering Democratic picks. He is a Republican and should be consulting Republicans. Bottom line, pick the best candidates only, regardless of party affiliation.
No candidates from radical in other words nominal islam, pigastinianism, homosexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism and every other form of sexual perversion, communism, RINOism, atheism and other anti-God nonsense, criminal behavior of all types, black inadequacy, la raza, every other form of maladjusted minority status, murder, thievery, etc., need apply.
Why should he pick Democrats when he has a choice?
Ditto to your comment Leo.
That's a bizarre claim. Haven't we been voting for Republicans in part because we're tired of ideologically extreme judges? Why on earth would we want Trump to allow Democrats to continue packing the bench with anti-Constitutional loonies?
Well, golly gee. Who would have thunk it? :)
No more Dem activist judges.
“Why can’t you just compromise...and do things my way?!”
Remember how the Democrats all put partisanship aside and voted to confirm President Trump’s nominees?
Gosh, neither do I.
Your prior thread said Trump has appointed more Judges than the past three presidents. This thread is saying he needs to pick dems to make this work. BS. He should not put one Dem in an appointed position. NONE. ZIP, Zilch. NADA.
Why do Republicans always want to make nice and then get $hit on. Don’t put anyone with a D anywhere but Gitmo. We also need to stop listening to the media telling Trump to move around appointments like McMaster, Sessions, Perry, etc... Why do we want their bad ideas?
First time I’ve been glad I voted for the pubbie presidential candidate since Bush.
Gee, how many other times has it been a 'D' trifecta controlling and putting in the judges? We forget about the power games played in the past because even when it was an 'R' President, the Senate with advise and consent, had very strong 'D' counts. We also remember the big errors here, like how Bush'41 was given the con-job by RINO Senator Warren Rudman and his CoS John Sununu to nominate John Souter to the Supreme Court. That really went well!
Dems perform only massive, total resistance and then complain that they aren’t reached out to.
What a media to treat that seriously!
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