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  • Equal Justice: The Legend of Herkenbald

    09/18/2018 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    The Knight Shift ^ | September 17, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Law, we are told even in fifth grade, is something that applies to all without respect to wealth or status. And then a few years later the same notion gets drilled into our mushy skulls during civics class as high school freshmen. It's a noble ideal, and we like to think that the world follows America's example as a model of how under the rule of law, there are none deemed greater than others. Rich or poor, celebrity or obscure, politically affluent or peanut gallery... it doesn't matter. Here we are all equally accounted and equally accountable. And it is...
  • Republican Lawmakers Take Aim at Judges Issuing Nationwide Rulings

    09/13/2018 7:20:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Byron Tau and Andrew Duehren
    WASHINGTON—Republican lawmakers are taking aim at the growing practice of federal judges issuing nationwide rulings, hoping to tackle an issue that has repeatedly stymied President Trump’s agenda during his year-and-a-half in office. The House Judiciary Committee will consider legislation Thursday to curb nationwide injunctions—when a federal judge on one of the U.S.’s 94 district courts issues a ruling that covers the entire country, often halting a presidential initiative, program or action. The bill, proposed by committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), would instruct judges to write rulings that apply only to the individuals, organizations or entities that are part of...
  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...
  • Sessions Welcomes 44 New US Immigration Judges

    09/10/2018 12:48:31 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 17 replies
    VOA News ^ | 9/10/18 | unknown
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions welcomed 44 new immigration judges, the largest class of immigration judges in U.S. history according to the Justice Department. The event took place as the Trump administration struggles to reunite families separated at the border after its "zero tolerance policy" resulted in unprecedented numbers of immigration cases waiting to be heard. The decision to detain children separately as their parents await trial has left about 400 children still separated from their families, according to a court filing — 45 days after a court-mandated deadline for the government to reunite them. There are more than 700,000...
  • The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today.

    09/06/2018 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 39 replies
    Leader McConnell ^ | Sept 6, 2018
    The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today. Woohoo for Leader McConnel!
  • Mass transport of judges to presidential palace casts doubt on judicial independence (Turkey)

    09/05/2018 8:19:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 5, 2018 | TM
    In a development that cast further doubt over the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, judges and prosecutors from one of the top courts in the country were taken to the presidential palace in Ankara by bus for a ceremony marking the inauguration of the new judicial year on Monday. In past years, ceremonies marking the opening of the new judicial year were held in judicial buildings in a symbol of the independence of the judiciary from politics. However, this ceremony began to be held at the presidential palace in Ankara in 2017 upon an order from President Recep Tayyip...
  • Seven Judges Confirmed This Week (8 more next week)

    09/01/2018 2:27:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 60. One Supreme Court Justice 26 Circuit Court judges 33 District Court judges Under a deal struck between McConnell and Schumer, 8 more district court judges will be confirmed next week. Oh, and a Supreme Court nominee is on deck beginning Tuesday morning!!!
  • West Virginia lawmakers move to impeach entire [WV State] Supreme Court

    08/11/2018 6:10:46 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    Fox news ^ | 8/10/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee moved to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court this week
  • Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

    08/09/2018 3:40:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2018 | Tom Hals, Reade Levinson
    (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight to El Salvador. The pair were among 12 plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging changes in asylum policies ordered by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Washington D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing a request to stay the plaintiffs’ deportations, when the ACLU learned that two of them were already on a flight to Central America, the...
  • When District Judges Try to Run the Country

    07/18/2018 5:38:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    When a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction in 2015 that halted the implementation of President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal-alien parents of U.S. citizens, many on the political right cheered. Two years later, when a federal district court in Maryland issued a nationwide injunction that blocked President Trump’s efforts to place restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, it was the left’s turn to celebrate. In recent years national injunctions have somehow become all the rage, even though it’s not clear they are constitutional. Traditionally, an injunction requires the parties in a case—and only those...
  • Here Is a Simple Rule Regarding Kennedy Replacement

    07/05/2018 7:44:58 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Here is a simple rule: you can judge the caliber of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by how angry the Democrats get. The smarter and more influential the nominee, in an important sense the more qualified they are, the angrier Democrats will get.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, June 30, 2018 [prayer]

    06/30/2018 6:51:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 6/30/18 | OneVike
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God:that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes Judges 21:25 Allow me to digress before I begin my prayer. I have long said that we live in the time of...
  • Anthony Kennedy's SCOTUS Exit: The 10 Big Winners in the Coming Battle Royal

    06/28/2018 3:02:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | David A. Patten
    Democrats and Republicans alike have found something they agree on: Wednesday’s announcement that swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the Supreme Court sets up a historic, election-year struggle to replace him that could solidify a more conservative Court for a generation.
  • Supreme Court Hands Trump The Power To Fire Thousands Of Judges (Wonderful News Alert)

    06/24/2018 10:03:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Post 24 ^ | June 25, 2018
    Perhaps the biggest roadblock to Trump’s MAGA agenda has been radical, liberal judges. These men and women, appointed by previous presidents and other powers, have interfered with President Trump’s lawful authority. But that’s all about to change. Judges are supposed to be impartial. They have a solemn duty to uphold our laws. Decisions made by judges can decide the fate of not just one person, but millions. Judges that preside over federal issues can very well affect the lives of every last American. We’ve seen how radical judges can harm our country. Obama-appointed judges have overstepped their bounds by attacking...
  • Jeff Flake to Senate: Stop Confirming Trump Judges!

    06/24/2018 10:32:45 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-18 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Senators should stand up to President Donald Trump by not approving any more judges until they get votes on things like tariffs. Flakes said, “I can tell you Republicans need to stand up on issues like tariffs. Facing us right now — we’re at the nascent stages of a full-scale trade war that the president seems to want to escalate. It all stems from the steel and aluminum tariffs. Congress needs to stand up and say, ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’ You can’t use section 232 to claim...
  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From... Guess Who?

    06/21/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    President Trump has now energized voters in both parties to levels not seen in decades as the midterm elections approach. On the GOP side, voter enthusiasm even exceeds the levels reported before the red wave of 2010, and one of the main reasons Republican voters cite is the progress being made on judicial appointments. When it was announced that Congress would need to hang around for most of the August recess and continue working, processing nominations was a key factor in that decision.But now somebody might be putting the brakes on the nominee confirmation process and it’s not even...
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of (illegal alien) pizza worker

    06/10/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    Chron ^ | 06/10/18 | Verena Dobnik
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a Brooklyn Army base.</p> <p>Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the temporary stay for Pablo Villavicencio after a hearing in Manhattan federal court.</p>
  • Trump Just Notched Another Four Judicial Confirmations

    05/15/2018 10:19:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/18 | Kevin Daley
    The Senate confirmed four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to federal appeals courts this week, bringing his total number of circuit court appointments to 21. Two nominees to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve, were confirmed on unanimous votes Monday, as they were selected in consultation with Illinois’ two U.S. senators, Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Senators generally have special prerogatives for judicial vacancies arising in their states, and the 7th Circuit is based in Chicago. “The unanimous, swift confirmations of Judges St. Eve and Scudder attest to the value...
  • Justice Dept. Restricts a Common Tactic of Immigration Judges

    05/18/2018 4:18:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Katie Benner
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive on Thursday that places limits on a tool commonly used by immigration judges and could put hundreds of thousands of deportation cases that are essentially closed back on federal court dockets. The move, issued in an interim decision, is unlikely to reopen all the cases. But Mr. Sessions said that immigration courts could not put such cases on indefinite hold by using a practice known as administrative closure, which temporarily removes a case from a judge’s calendar and delays a proceeding that could remove an immigrant from the country. Immigration judges “do not...
  • Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay

    05/07/2018 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley
    As President Donald Trump pursues his goal of making the federal judiciary more conservative, his fellow Republicans who control the Senate are poised to confirm another batch of his picks for influential U.S. appeals courts to the dismay of some Democrats. The Senate this week is set to take up six of Trump’s nominees to the regional appeals courts, including four from states that have at least one Democratic senator. A long-standing Senate tradition that gave senators clout over judicial nominees from their home states has been fraying for years, meaning Democrats have less of a chance of blocking appointees...