Skip to comments.Judge Christopher Droney to retire, creating vacancy for Trump to fill on 2nd Circuit Court
Posted on 04/15/2019 12:59:15 PM PDT by cotton1706
Federal appeals Judge Christopher F. Droney said Monday that he is retiring from active service, a decision certain to focus attention on how President Trump, who has vowed to remake the federal judiciary, chooses a Connecticut lawyer to fill a vacancy on one of the nations most influential courts.
Droney notified the judiciary by letter that he will assume senior status June 30 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a senior judge, Droney remains a member of the court, but with reduced responsibilities.
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How many judges has Trump nominated now. It seems like hundreds.
A Clintoon/Zero appointee and obviously very political.
Droney, Christopher Fitzgerald
Born 1954 in Hartford, CT
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 5, 1997, to a seat vacated by Alan H. Nevas. Confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 1997, and received commission on September 18, 1997. Service terminated on December 1, 2011, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 4, 2011, to a seat vacated by Guido Calabresi. Confirmed by the Senate on November 28, 2011, and received commission on December 1, 2011.
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1976
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1979
Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, 1979-1993
Deputy mayor, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1985
Mayor, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1985-1989
U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, 1993-1997
I suspect a lot of these “Clinton Judges” stuck around, thinking they would be replaced by Fellow Travelers by another Clinton. I imagine a good number will hang on for 2020. If Trump is reelected and we keep the Senate, a good number of those holdouts will give up or be forced by health to retire. Just remember that some of GW Bush’s appointments were in collusion with liberal Senators to get a Blue Slip from them, and vote against us on key conservative issues. If Trump prevails in 2020, the 9th Circuit may be isolated as the last refuge of Liberal Judges, and even there, it might be pretty close to evenly split.
I think that it actually flips to R 7 D 6
There are 4 R appointed at present, 2 pending vacancies, makes 6 R appointed. Droney replacement makes 7 R appointed and his leaving makes 6 D appointed remaining.
One R appointed is retiring next month so POTUS can fill that slot with a young judge.
Even better two of the Clinton appointees were born in 1938 & 1940 and may soon retire increasing the majority.
We desperately need another conservative judge on the 3rd CC.
The 3rd Circuit has already been flipped from Democrat to Republican. It’s 7-6 with one vacancy. When the last vacancy is filled, it would be 8-6.
With 4 Anti 2A bills in the works in Delaware we will be in the Courts soon. We need all the help we can get!
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