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  • Vanity - He/She (POTUS) that controls Judiciary, Executive & Senate, controls the country!!!

    11/09/2018 5:29:56 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 21 replies
    Sorry Democrats....but, in the reality, "Political" world of today, it is not the House Of Representatives that controls the country at all anymore. It is the "He or She" POTUS, that controls the Judiciary, the Executive and the Senate that controls the country, 100%. Thus the "He" is none other then POTUS, Donald J. Trump. POTUS, Trump knew exactly what he was doing when he favored securing the Senate over the House. The Senate controls the Judiciary and, in the world of our politics today, the Judiciary easily outweighs the diminished role of the House. The Democrat Party, "Nutcases" will...
  • With Senate majority intact, Trump will keep loading federal courts with conservative judges

    11/07/2018 6:02:03 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    In his first two years in office, President Donald Trump has moved to appoint dozens of conservative judges to the federal bench, moving faster than any president since at least Ronald Reagan. On top of two Supreme Court justices, Trump has appointed 29 judges to U.S. appeals courts across the country, according to a Reuters tally. The appointments, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell has said, are his "top priority." Now, unleashed by a decisive Republican victory in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, the president's ability to shape the ideological makeup of the federal judiciary has only increased. To be...
  • Supreme Court justices play nice together in Kavanaugh era

    10/26/2018 2:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Supreme Court justices are signaling that everyone is getting along just fine in the new term despite Justice Brett Kavanaugh's brutal and partisan confirmation battle, and are calling for others to open themselves up to different points of view. “We make progress by listening to each other, and by listening to each other across every kind of divide, divides of ideology, of methodology or in the case of political institutions, politics,” Justice Elena Kagan said during an event at Georgetown University’s law school Wednesday. “Echo chambers are pretty boring places.” Just down the road, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered similar...
  • Kavanaugh: His Contentious Confirmation Won't Be The Last One Like That

    10/24/2018 7:45:16 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport, as the lengthy approval of Brett Kavanaugh showed. Wasn't it just weeks ago at John McCain's funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics? We didn't use to fight so much over Supreme Court nominations.
  • Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court (Filipino)

    10/16/2018 2:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Brooke Sopelsa
    Patrick Bumatay is the second openly gay person to be nominated by Trump to be a federal judge. President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; there are currently six vacancies. Bumatay is an assistant U.S. attorney in California handling various criminal issues, including opioid abuse and transnational organized crime, according to...
  • Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

    10/15/2018 2:40:16 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. But while the Supreme Court is important, many Americans tend to exaggerate its powers. Democrats still firmly control the nation’s district courts and circuit courts of appeals, where virtually all federal judicial decisions are made.
  • Brunson release spotlights the rot in Turkish politics and judiciary

    10/13/2018 8:04:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/18 11:30 AM EDT | Michael Rubin, opinion contributor
    On October 12, 2018, a Turkish court freed U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson whose arrest on terrorism charges just over two years ago had fueled a diplomatic crisis. Since July, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had collectively tweeted about Brunson’s case almost two dozen times. Even in hyper-partisan Washington, Brunson’s plight received bipartisan support. In a quiet meeting only later disclosed, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)  met  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to lobby for Brunson’s release. Brunson’s release reportedly comes after a  deal  negotiated by National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike...
  • Trump Defies California Senators With 9th Circuit Judge Nominations

    10/12/2018 2:10:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 164 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | October 11, 2018
    After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators. President Trump’s nominees for the appeals court — litigators Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay — are all based in Southern California, are prominent members of the conservative Federalist Society, and have worked for Republican administrations. None of the three were approved by Feinstein or Harris via a process known as a “blue slip,” the senators’ offices confirmed...
  • Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

    10/11/2018 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer -
    The Senate confirmed 15 of President Trump’s judicial picks Thursday night after GOP leaders reached a deal with Democrats, clearing about a third of the backlog and closing up shop through Election Day to give senators a chance to campaign. Three of the judges are for the powerful circuit courts of appeals, while the other 12 were for district court positions.
  • Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

    10/11/2018 7:04:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EDT | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday, all but wrapping up its pre-election work on a top Republican priority days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has focused on reshaping the judiciary with more conservative judges. Once final action was finished later Thursday evening, senators were not expected back to session full-time until after the November election. While many of the judges were approved with bipartisan support, almost half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes. Democratic opponents and their allies swiftly objected...
  • Progressives furious about Senate judicial nominee deal

    10/11/2018 4:52:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hlll ^ | 10/11/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Progressive outside groups immediately panned a deal Thursday on President Trump's judicial nominations, which is paving the way for the Senate to leave town until after the November election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a deal on 15 nominations—marking one of the Senate's final items on its to-do list before a weeks-long recess. But progressives immediately argued the agreement was too soon after Democrats lost their uphill bid to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Chris Kang, the counsel for Demand Justice, blasted Democrats as "passive" and warned that progressives were "not going to tolerate this kind of...
  • Senate leaders strike deal on 15 judicial nominees, setting up early recess

    10/11/2018 3:04:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/11/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) have struck a deal to vote on a package of 15 judges and recess the Senate until the Nov. 6 election. All of the nominees, including three circuit court nominees, are expected to pass despite opposition from liberal groups that fought an all-out-battle to block Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month. The development is welcome news for vulnerable incumbents in tough races eager to get back home to campaign. The Senate had been scheduled to be in session until Oct. 26. Now most lawmakers likely won’t...
  • How Brett Kavanaugh could cement Trump's transgender military ban

    10/08/2018 12:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be joining the Supreme Court just in time to help decide whether President Trump can, at least temporarily, put new restrictions on transgender military service, an advocacy group said on Monday. A federal appeals court in Portland, Ore., will hear a Trump administration appeal on Wednesday morning asking that a preliminary injunction be lifted so the Pentagon can enforce a policy barring many transgender people from enlisting while the issue is litigated. Four federal lawsuits have been filed and could go to trial sometime next year. Depending on the outcome of the appeal, the question of...
  • VANITY: Leftist Squirrels, and Trump's Buick LeSabre (Satire)

    10/04/2018 7:44:45 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 16 replies
    10/4/2018 | rlmorel
    Imagine you are the Judicial Committee (the non-leftists) driving in The Great Big Red, White, and Blue 1973 Buick LeSabre of Judicial Candidate Sanity, driven by President Donald Trump and the car is packed with Grassley, Graham, and Kavanaugh snugly in the front seat along with the President, and the spacious back seat holds the rest of them. There are no Democrats in the car. There is, however, one other occupant of the car, and that is Jeff Flake, whose muffled protests and thumps from the trunk can be faintly heard above the laughter of everyone else in the car....
  • Sen. Grassley tweets that FBI material has been received by Judiciary Cmte.

    10/04/2018 1:18:10 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 54 replies
    Official Twitter account of Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | 10/4/18 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    A new posting at 4:10AM EDT from the Official Twitter account of Senator Chuck Grassley: Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received by @senjudiciary Ranking Member Feinstein & I have agreed to alternating EQUAL access for senators to study content from additional background info gathered by non-partisan FBI agents FBI supplement requested Friday sept 28 by bipartisan group of senators w specific scope of current/credible allegations. Dr Ford & Judge Kavanaugh had opportunity to testify under oath b4 public/cmte to tell senators what they know This FBI material will b handled per 2009 memorandum of understanding/MOU signed...
  • Lawyer says FBI interview with Judge ongoing

    10/02/2018 1:43:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 01 Oct 2018 | Staff
    A lawyer for Mark Judge, a high school friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, says Judge has been interviewed by the FBI but his "interview has not been completed." Attorney Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder issued the statement Monday.
  • Constitutional Law Professor: Here's How the Democratic Crusade Against Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Outside of the partisan bubbles, legal observers concede that Democrats dropping the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the 11thhour should make Republicans furious. At the same time, they think the GOP should have given ample time to investigate these claims, not establishing an artificial deadline. George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley has an op-ed in The Hill, where he lays out his concerns about the probe, noting that we need an end to this drama, not a prolongation of it. Also, he notes the dangerous precedent that Democrats are setting by warning in not so uncertain terms that...
  • P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats' Freak Show

    10/01/2018 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/18 | Joan Swirsky
    "California Senator Dianne Feinstein has done something even President Donald Trump could not do: Awaken the sleeping giant of the Republican electorate to defeat the Democrats in the 2018 midterms--she has mobilized a somnambulant Republican base an The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors. But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that “turned men into stone” had...
  • ‘Kill Kavanaugh’ Tops Twitter Search and Hashtag Suggestions

    10/01/2018 8:47:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Typing “kill” into Twitter’s search function currently returns a shocking result at the top of its search suggestions: “#KillKavanaugh.” It’s also currently the third autocompleted suggestion in searches for “ki” and the fourth suggestion in searches for “k” as of this writing. That’s right — by typing a single letter into search, Twitter is suggesting that its users might be interested in a hashtag about the murder of a federal judge and SCOTUS nominee. The search suggestion was spotted by Instapundit earlier today and has been confirmed by Breitbart News. “KillKavanaugh” search suggestions were also observed by Breitbart News in...
  • Antonin Scalia's son defends Brett Kavanaugh's temperament: 'He was defending his good name'...

    09/30/2018 10:52:21 AM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/30/2018 | Steve Nelson
    A son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejected claims that Brett Kavanaugh lacks the appropriate temperament to serve on the Supreme Court after a contentious hearing with senators Thursday. "It's really not all that rare for justices to get angry," public relations professional Christopher Scalia said during a Fox News interview. "You read some of the dissents, they're mad. They are often called scathing and fiery." Scalia, one of nine children of the late conservative justice, said the context of Kavanaugh's hearing is different than what he would face on the court. "It's true that Justice Kavanaugh...