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  • Senate To Break Record For Judges

    07/16/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies
    OANN ^ | 07-16-2018
    Senate Republicans are on pace to break the record for the most appellate court judges confirmed during the president’s first two years. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has Senate votes planned for two circuit court nominations this week. There’s Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit and Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit.
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • 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...
  • W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry arrested by FBI, faces 22 federal charges

    06/20/2018 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 30 replies
    WVNews ^ | 6/20/18
    CHARLESTON — Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning and will face 22 federal charges after a grand jury meeting in Charleston indicted him Monday. Loughry will face charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, witness tampering and lying to federal agents. The indictments had been sealed and weren't acted upon until Wednesday, when federal agents showed up at his house at about 7:30 a.m. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges during a press conference at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston.
  • Federal appeals court upholds Boyertown's transgender policy [Idiot Judges Alert]

    05/26/2018 7:23:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | 5/24/18
    Plaintiffs: 'We plan to continue this litigation' It's another legal victory for the Boyertown Area School District in a federal lawsuit filed over its transgender policy. A panel of appeals court judges in Philadelphia on Thursday unanimously affirmed a lower court's ruling, upholding the district's practice of allowing transgender boys and girls to use the same restrooms and locker rooms as other boys and girls.
  • Senate confirms two more of Trump’s judicial picks to the 7th Circuit

    05/14/2018 4:00:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6:51 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed two more of President Trump’s judicial nominees to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. In a 90-0 vote, Michael Scudder, a Chicago-based lawyer, was cleared and Amy St. Eve, a judge for the Northern District of Illinois, was confirmed by a 91-0 vote. The Senate plans to vote on the confirmation of two other judicial nominees, one for the 6th and one for the 10th circuit, on Tuesday in a push by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, to reshape the federal bench. If the Senate also confirms Mr. Trump’s two nominees on...
  • Manafort’s Lawsuit Taking Aim at Mueller Is Tossed Out of Court [from a week ago]

    05/04/2018 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2018 | By Mark Mazzetti
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump, that tried to narrow the authority of the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The judge said that Mr. Manafort’s suit, which argued that the special counsel had exceeded his authorities by investigating Mr. Manafort’s past business dealings in Ukraine, was “not the appropriate vehicle for taking issue with what a prosecutor has done in the past or where he might be headed in the future.” The ruling by the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, is a...
  • Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows

    05/02/2018 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 2, 2018
    President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled. But is there any evidence politics plays a role in judicial opinions? An Associated Press review suggests it might. The AP looked at opinions by nearly 40 federal district court and appellate judges about Trump's ban on travelers from mostly Muslim countries. It found only one judge nominated by a Democratic president has supported Trump's authority to keep out all travelers or deport those who arrived just as the first...
  • Federal judge orders complete restart of DACA

    04/24/2018 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 187 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/24/18 | S Dinan
    Deepest blow yet to Trump’s phaseout ....Judge John D. Bates’s ruling would require a full restart, meaning even illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who’d never been approved before would now be able to apply for DACA.... judge imposed a 90-day delay on his own ruling to give the government a chance to reargue its case, but for now the ruling stands as the most severe blow yet to Mr. Trump’s phaseout. Judge Bates said the government’s reasoning for revoking DACA wasn’t convincing enough, and so it amounted to an “arbitrary and capricious” decision, which makes it illegal under the Administrative Procedures Act....
  • Head of charity imprisoned for diverting funds to militants

    08/18/2003 10:26:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) &#8212; A Muslim charity leader linked by prosecutors to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was sentenced yesterday to more than 11 years in federal prison for defrauding donors.</p> <p>Enaam Arnaout, 41, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen who said he has met bin Laden but opposes terrorism, was calm as the sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon.</p>
  • President Trump Announces 12th Wave of Judicial Nominees

    04/10/2018 2:13:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Ken Klukowski
    ASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced his 12th wave of judicial nominees for 19 lifetime federal judgeships on Tuesday, including two short-listers for the U.S. Supreme Court. The president nominated three people for the U.S. courts of appeals: Justice Britt Grant currently serves on the Georgia Supreme Court, and is nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Grant is the former Georgia solicitor general who previously served in the Bush 43 White House and litigated at the powerhouse law firm Kirkland & Ellis. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge...
  • Judge’s Death Gives Trump a Chance to Remake a Vexing Court

    04/07/2018 8:47:00 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-07-2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2014, a friend tried to nudge Judge Stephen Reinhardt, then an 83-year-old liberal stalwart on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, into stepping aside from full-time duties so President Barack Obama could nominate a successor. The friend, Erwin Chemerinsky, now the dean at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, said he had gently suggested to Judge Reinhardt that he and another longtime liberal figure on the San Francisco-based court make way while Democrats still had the power to assure that jurists with a similar philosophy would take their...
  • Texas Democrat Mark Benavides Guilty of Six-Counts of Continuous Trafficking of Persons

    04/07/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    USSA News ^ | 4/4/2018 | Red Pill
    There’s breaking news coming out of San Antonio, Texas tonight where a formerly powerful Democrat, Attorney Mark Benavides, has been found guilty on six individual counts of human trafficking in a grotesque and sex-filled criminal conspiracy. Mark Benavides, a well-known Democrat who ran for the 186th District Court in 2014, was accused by federal law enforcement of trading his legal services as an attorney for sex from his clients and then recording those manipulative sex-romps, according to local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 in San Antonio. The clients of Benavides were all criminals such as prostitutes and drug addicts, all of...

    03/31/2018 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 9 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | March 19, 2019 | Steven Martinovich
    A strident voice for the voiceless “It must be death penalty supporters’ goal to convince the American people – and their representatives – that they should no longer accept the judiciary as fit to decide capital punishment sentencing cases, or indeed fit to decide anything of importance. We must shield the law-abiding not only from lawless predators but from lawless judges and justices who protect them” So is the declared mission statement of Dr. Lester Jackson, author of the recently released effort Equal Justice for Victims: A Blueprint for the Rightful Restoration of Capital Punishment, a withering assault on those...
  • Billy Goat Owner, Ex-Playboy Columnist: Judge Races Can Have Intrigue Too

    03/16/2018 9:46:35 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 16, 2018 | Andy Grimm
    Elections involving Cook County judges seldom are as hotly contested as races further up the ballot. But one county-wide race is drawing an unusual amount of attention. The three-way primary for the vacant seat of Circuit Court Judge Dooling is turning out to be relatively rough-and-tumble, in the usually decorous fashion of judicial politics. The race pits public defender Tim Leeming against Tom Sianis, scion of the Billy Goat Tavern, and divorce attorney Corri Diane Fetman. Sianis has a better-funded campaign, and the name recognition that comes from his grandfather, Sam “Billy Goat” Sianis, the Greek immigrant restaurateur whose legendary...
  • Sessions slams 'activist judges' for nationwide injunctions on sanctuary cities, DACA

    03/10/2018 5:14:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday slammed “activist judges,” whom he accused of overreaching and paralyzing the government by shutting down Trump-era policies they object to via nationwide injunctions. At a Federalist Society event at Georgetown University, Sessions blasted judges who have shut down controversial Trump-era policies such as denying funding for so-called “sanctuary cities” and repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “The court is not superior; the court does not get to have the final word in every dispute, give me a break,” he said. He said the vehicle of choice for "activist judges" is nationwide...
  • Marbury v. Madison: Was the 1789 Judiciary act actually unconstitutional?

    03/10/2018 9:57:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury? In part 2, I examined the gap between the activist cases of the early-mid 1900s and the 1803 ruling. In part 3, the negative and positive aspects of how the Marbury ruling functioned were examined. Here in part 4, we will look at the constitution and look at the judiciary act. Since we know that progressives don't tell the truth about anything, then we have to start from square one. Why this is important, is progressives have long linked judicial activism...
  • Is "Judicial Review" a negative power or a positive power?

    03/03/2018 5:26:36 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: "Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury?" In part 2, I examined the gap between the activist cases of the early-mid 1900s and the 1803 ruling. Here in part 3, the negative and positive aspects are examined. The negative power to say something is unconstitutional is clearly a different animal than the positive power of cooking up whole new legislation. It is not uncommon to read or hear judicial review cast as a veto or a nullification - a negative - and with a view on Marbury veto...
  • When did the courts stop looking at Marbury v. Madison as "that mandamus case"

    02/25/2018 12:00:52 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: "Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury?" Since we know that progressives don't tell the truth about anything, then we have to start from square one. Why this is important, is progressives have long linked judicial activism to Marbury as the home of every scheme they've devised, but the more I look into it, the less I can see this is true. And if Marbury is not the source of the problem, then we need to identify the real cause. You don't stop cancers with flu medicines and...
  • Marbury v. Madison: The one place progressives are telling the truth?

    02/23/2018 4:05:34 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    Progressives claim that judicial activism was born with John Marshall's most well know ruling. But we all know that progressives don't tell the truth. So then what actually is Marbury all about, and what are its true results? Since progressives are not honest, where did judicial activism truely get established? What is the difference between judicial activism and judicial review?