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McConnell reaches milestone on judges by filling final Circuit Court vacancy
NBC "News" ^ | June 24, 2020 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Sahil Kapur

Posted on 06/24/2020 3:21:48 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday reached a significant milestone during the Trump presidency by filling the final vacancy on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an achievement that fulfills his goal of remaking the federal judiciary as more conservative for a generation but also one that is less diverse.

McConnell, who has vowed to “leave no vacancy behind,” heralded the achievement on the Senate floor Wednesday, noting that there hasn’t been a fully appointed Circuit Court in decades.

“When we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single Circuit Court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years,” McConnell said. “Our work with the administration to renew our federal courts is not a partisan or political victory. It's a victory for the rule of law and for the Constitution itself.”

The conservative shift of the court under President Donald Trump and McConnell is not just ideological — the federal courts have also become younger, more white and more male.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; judiciary; leadermcconnell; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell
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1 posted on 06/24/2020 3:21:48 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Mitch isn’t perfect but let’s give him an NFL-style smack on the bottom for the judge appointments.


2 posted on 06/24/2020 3:30:34 PM PDT by lurk
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They could announce a cure for cancer and the Media/Libs/Dems/Commies would bitch about putting cancer research labs out of work.


3 posted on 06/24/2020 3:31:05 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (The only thing government does effieciently is waste taxpayer money.)
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“the federal courts have also become younger, more white and more male”

How AWFUL.

When Oh When will we have a ChiCom Judiciary?

It’s only fair.


4 posted on 06/24/2020 3:32:02 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: lurk; Republican Wildcat
Mitch isn’t perfect but let’s give him an NFL-style smack on the bottom for the judge appointments.

McConnell has been working on this plan for a number of years, including the last years of the Halfrican clown.

5 posted on 06/24/2020 3:32:15 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
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To: Regulator

They want courts that look like the NFL.


6 posted on 06/24/2020 3:44:29 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: lurk

Mitch isn’t perfect but let’s give him an NFL-style smack on the bottom for the judge appointments.


Darn right - good judges will pay dividends for decades.


7 posted on 06/24/2020 3:45:25 PM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: GnuThere

Not just courts.

The entire government is supposed to be “minority” because Da Whiteys Beez Ebil, and must be controlled.

Right up to the day when they aren’t the majority. And then it will flip to “well we are the majority now, so naturally we should be in charge”.

That little change is supposed to happen in about 20 years, courtesy of mass immigration from Planet S***hole.


8 posted on 06/24/2020 3:58:46 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

Yep.


9 posted on 06/24/2020 4:03:25 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: Republican Wildcat

Outstanding.


10 posted on 06/24/2020 4:14:35 PM PDT by Thilly Thailor
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Question is...WHICH LAW COLLEGES DID THEY ATTEND! That's the zillion $ question! The majority of law school graduates are to the extreme left! Let's see what happens..praying all 200 are good constitutionalist. 🤞
11 posted on 06/24/2020 4:14:51 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: HombreSecreto

Not sure about all these “conservative” judges considering what we got with Roberts and Gorsuch.

We need 4 more years of Trump so he can replace the cadavers Ginsburg and Breyer.

And the hopefully, the wise latrina will kick the bucket (has diabetes), leaving only Elena Flintstone as the token liberal.


12 posted on 06/24/2020 4:17:00 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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Repairing the judiciary by almost completely countering 8 years of awful appointments by Obama in 4 years is a signal achievement for President Trump.

We can look forward to making real progress in Trump’s 2nd term.


13 posted on 06/24/2020 4:31:13 PM PDT by FLT-bird
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"And the hopefully, the wise latrina"

Ha! I see what you did there. :-)

14 posted on 06/24/2020 4:33:43 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (My mind is wandering, and I'm following it!)
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To: Republican Wildcat
If, heaven forbid, the communists were to win in November, an increase in SCOTUS judges would be action #1...

There is nothing, short of open warfare, that might stop them...

The American people have stumbled along for 100 years ignoring the sacrifices of the Founding Fathers and the gifts of freedom & liberty they left for us...

Now, here we are standing at the edge of the precipice of permanent tyranny and darkness... No more time for discussions, planning, voting, elections, soul-searching, posting to forums, or talk... Lose this election to the communists and there will never be another...

If the communists win, it will be interesting to see how many minutemen actually take arms and show up at the bridge in November...

I survived one war with the Chinese communists... As an 87-year-old living here in MD, I doubt I'll survive this one with the American communists... I just have to look at the pictures of my many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and know that I will show up at the bridge...

The only good communist/Marxist is a dead communist/Marxist... Everyone who votes for the communists is a communist...

15 posted on 06/24/2020 4:47:43 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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Darn right - good judges will pay dividends for decades.

Well the jury is still out on Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

16 posted on 06/24/2020 4:50:32 PM PDT by buckalfa (Remember what the dormouse said. Feed your head. Feed your head.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

They make it sound “healthier.”


17 posted on 06/24/2020 5:20:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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You just keep yourself healthy and plugging away.

We can’t have you retire—we need the help!


18 posted on 06/24/2020 5:24:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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I could see them also passing a law abolishing the judicial positions, then passing another reinstating them to allow Biden to replace them all.


19 posted on 06/24/2020 6:24:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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the federal courts have also become younger, more white and more male....

The Constitution is none of those things so as hillery would say “what difference does it make?”


20 posted on 06/24/2020 9:53:21 PM PDT by Ceebass (A man riding by on a galloping horse wouldn't notice)
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