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  • Attorney General Barr Blocks Catch and Release by Migration Judges

    04/17/2019 3:53:08 AM PDT · by BadLands59 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2019 | Neil Munro
    Immigration judges cannot release migrants who are caught sneaking into the United States, even if the migrants ask for asylum, says a binding legal decision by Attorney General William Barr. The decision will dramatically shift the migration-caused civic and housing crises from the nation’s blue-collar communities over to the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security, whose budget and detention centers only have enough resources to house about 50,000 people year-round. “The [text of the relevant] Act provides that, if an alien in expedited proceedings establishes a credible fear, he “shall be detained for further consideration of the application for...
  • Senate confirms Patrick Wyrick to federal district court

    04/11/2019 3:23:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    NONDOC ^ | April 10, 2019 | Anna Bauman
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick to serve as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. Wyrick’s confirmation comes a year after his initial nomination and with vocal support from both Oklahoma senators.Wyrick, 38, was confirmed with a party line vote of 53-47 and is among the first of President Trump’s nominees to benefit from a shortened debate time pushed through by Republicans last week.“Patrick Wyrick will be an excellent choice,” Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said shortly before the confirmation vote.Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said he has no doubt Wyrick...
  • Denver lawyer confirmed as federal judge in Colorado

    04/11/2019 3:52:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr 9, 2019 | Mark Harden
    Denver attorney Daniel Domenico was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as the newest U.S. District Court judge in Colorado.Domenico was confirmed by a 57-42 vote under new rules announced last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, aimed at limiting debate by minority Democrats on President Donald Trump's appointees to federal posts and speeding their confirmation.Domenico had been waiting for confirmation since Trump nominated him September 2017.Previously, former President Barack Obama nominated attorney Regina Rodriguez for the Denver bench opening, but her nomination never came up for a vote in the GOP-led Senate.Both of Colorado's senators voted to...
  • South Texas native David Morales confirmed to federal judge seat by U.S. Senate

    04/11/2019 4:06:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Caller Times ^ | April 10, 2019 | Tim Acosta
    An attorney with ties to Robstown and Corpus Christi has been confirmed as the newest federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to a news release.David Morales was confirmed Wednesday to fill the vacancy, which has been open since 2011 when U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack took senior status. Morales was nominated by President Donald Trump in April 2018 for the seat, but his nomination was left pending at the end of the year.David S. Morales has been confirmed as the newest federal judge seat in the U.S. District Court for the...
  • Lawyer confirmed as federal judge (Holly A. Brady - Northern District of Indiana)

    04/11/2019 3:56:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am | BRIAN FRANCISCO
    The U.S. Senate confirmed Fort Wayne attorney Holly A. Brady as a federal judge for the Northern District of Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, a year to the day after she was nominated by President Donald Trump.The Senate voted 56-42 in favor of confirming Brady. Three Democratic senators – Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona – joined majority Republicans to approve her appointment.Brady fills a vacancy left by the senior status of Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen and the pending transfer of Northern Indiana District Chief Judge Theresa Springmann from the U.S. District Court's...
  • One Judge Confirmed This Week (and McConnell went nuclear)

    04/06/2019 2:03:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 93 judges confirmed. 54 District Court judges 37 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The biggest judicial news of the week - McConnell and the Senate using their majority to reduce the debate time for district court judges from 30 to 2 hours. (As an aside, Senator Mike Lee of Utah voted with the democrats on this. He's becoming quite the phony!) In the coming weeks, expect the district judge backlog to be significantly reduced. Also, two 9th Circuit nominees were voted out of committee.
  • GOP triggers 'nuclear option' to speed up Trump picks

    04/03/2019 1:15:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans deployed the “nuclear option” on Wednesday to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to confirm hundreds of President Trump’s nominees. Senators voted 51-48 to change the rules for the amount of time it takes to confirm most executive nominations with only a simple majority of the chamber. GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Susan Collins (Maine) joined with Democrats in opposing the rules change. Republicans are expected to trigger the “nuclear option” for a second time later Wednesday to force through the same change for district court nominations. The combined actions will result in most nominations...
  • Trump reshapes long-liberal 9th Circuit, as Republican-appointed judges gain seats on court

    04/02/2019 8:10:06 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2019 | Gregg Re
    For the first time in more than three decades, Republican-appointed judges will soon occupy nearly half the seats on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals -- dealing a setback to progressive legal advocates who have long seen the court as a safe bet for favorable rulings. The radical transformation of the San Francisco-based court is largely the result of President Trump's aggressive push to nominate conservative judges and bypass traditional consultations with Senate Democrats -- a practice that has led to repeated howls of protest from California's two Democratic senators, Kamala Harris and Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein....
  • Feinstein fumes as Trump pushes forward with 9th Circuit nominees without consulting her

    04/01/2019 1:59:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 3/31/19 | Greg Re
    The Senate is poised this week to consider two more conservative nominees selected by President Trump to sit on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals -- and the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee isn't happy about it. That's because the nominees, Ken Lee and Dan Collins, were picked without any input from either Dianne Feinstein or Kamala Harris, California's two Democrat senators. Traditionally, the White House seeks to obtain a so-called "blue slip," or approval, from a judicial nominee's two home-state senators before pressing on with their nominations. But the Trump administration, which has successfully nominated several conservative...
  • Trump-picked 9th Circuit judge clears last hurdle to confirmation, with more nominees in pipeline

    03/25/2019 7:31:49 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Another of President Trump's nominees to the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday, as the White House continues its push to transform the key left-leaning appellate court that the president repeatedly has derided as hopelessly biased and "disgraceful." By a 77-20 vote, the Senate invoked cloture to end debate on Trump's nomination of Arizona-based Magistrate Judge Bridget Bade, a former clerk to conservative 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones. Bade is slated to replace Bill Clinton-nominated Judge Barry Silverman, who has been on senior status since late 2016 -- effectively...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    03/16/2019 3:42:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 91 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 36 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices This week the 3rd Circuit flipped to majority republican-appointed! There are currently six circuit court nominees pending: four for the 9th (CA) and two for the 2nd (NY). Liberal hegemony in the courts is shrinking. The three judge panels won't be totally liberal anymore. More progress to come!
  • Confirmation of Lowenstein’s Paul Matey Flips 3rd Circuit to Republicans

    03/12/2019 2:28:09 PM PDT · by ScottfromNJ · 44 replies
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | March 12, 2019 | Charles Toutant
    The U.S. Senate voted by a 54-45 margin on Tuesday to confirm Paul Matey to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. With Matey’s confirmation, the Third Circuit shifts to a 7-6 majority of Republican appointees, making it the first court of appeals in the nation to see its composition switch under Trump, who has been clear on his goal to remake the federal judiciary with conservative judges. Trump previously appointed Stephanos Bibas and David Porter to the 14-member court of appeals. On Monday, after a vote to close debate on the Matey nomination was split on party...
  • Naomi Rao Confirmed to Replace Kavanaugh on the DC Circuit

    03/13/2019 3:27:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    36th Circuit Court judge confirmed!
  • Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote

    03/13/2019 1:22:12 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2019 | Melissa Quinn
    The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Neomi Rao, President Trump’s regulatory czar, to succeed Justice Brett Kavanaugh on a powerful federal appeals court viewed as a springboard to the Supreme Court... Four of the nine current justices Supreme Court justices served in the D.C. Court of Appeals. Rao is reportedly considered to be a possible contender for the Supreme Court should another vacancy open up... Rao, 45, served as the chief of the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and has played a crucial role in implementing Trump’s regulatory agenda. Prior to joining the Trump administration, she worked...
  • Senate votes to confirm Neomi Rao to appeals court

    03/13/2019 10:03:02 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2019
    Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to confirm President Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Brett Kavanaugh on an influential circuit court. Senators voted 53-46 on Neomi Rao's nomination to fill the seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals left vacant by Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court. No Democrats voted for Rao, who ran into controversy over writings on sexual assault and minorities. "Today the Senate votes on the nomination of Neomi Rao to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court for life. She has minimal experience practicing law-no trials, no appeals, only one brief filed in U.S. court-and her writings...
  • Former AG Eric Holder: Dems should pack the court if they win Senate in 2020

    03/08/2019 6:52:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2019 | Rick Moran
    One of the fundamental differences between liberals and conservatives is how both view the Constitution. Conservatives believe that adhering to constitutional principles. if not the letter and spirit of the document, should be the guiding force of government. Liberals, on the other hand, see the Constitution as an impediment - something to be gotten around. Keep that difference in mind when you hear what former Attorney General Eric Holder had to say about the Supreme Court. Daily Beast: Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the next Democratic president should “seriously” consider adding additional seats to the United...
  • Senate Confirms 37-Year-Old to Lifetime Seat on U.S. Circuit Court

    03/05/2019 2:02:15 PM PST · by House Atreides · 117 replies
    Huffpost ^ | March 5, 2019 | Jennifer Bendery
    The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing, 37, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, making her the youngest federal judge in the country. The Senate voted 53-44 to put Rushing into the lifetime court seat. Every Republican present voted for her. Every Democrat present opposed her.
  • Judicial Nominee Allison Jones Rushing Is Part of the Far-Right Takeover of Our Nation’s Courts

    03/05/2019 1:54:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 10/16/18 | Marge Baker
    Rushing’s anti-constitutional ideology has come through in other ways, as well. For instance, she co-authored an article evidencing a shocking mischaracterization of both the Establishment Clause and its supporters. She described lawsuits filed by supporters of the Establishment Clause as allowing: "[E]very village secularist to charge into court with the ACLU and challenge governmental acknowledgements of religion, no matter how passive or benign. These delicate plaintiffs with eggshell sensitivities—who claim deep offense at the acknowledgement of any beliefs that conflict with their own—then seek court orders censoring the religious message, as a type of ‘heckler’s veto. " Allison Jones Rushing...
  • One Judge Confirmed This Week

    03/02/2019 2:38:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 86 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 31 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices Mitch McConnell got the judicial train moving again this week. And the first nominee of the new Flake-less Congress was to the 9th Circuit, OVER the objections of the two leftist home-state senators. Democrat blue slip obstruction is over. There are several Circuit Court judges due to be confirmed next week. Also this week, Neomi Rao was voted out of committee. If confirmed, she will fill Brett Kavanaugh's seat on the DC Circuit. We're off and...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (but 44 moved from committee to floor)

    02/09/2019 4:45:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices On Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send 44 of President Trump's judicial nominees to the floor. McConnell can now begin scheduling votes to confirm them. And there's still talk about changing the 30 hour debate rule to 8 or even 2 hours.