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  • Women's Activists Concerned Over Judge Ruling Female Genital Mutilation Ban 'Unconstitutional'

    11/26/2018 5:13:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | Brianna Heldt
    Womenís activists are frustrated after last weekís ruling by a federal judge in Michigan, which declared that a 22-year-old federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) is unconstitutional.The decision came in response to a case in which Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, along with seven other people, was charged with mutilating the genitals of nine girls from Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois between the years of 2015 and 2017. Authorities alleged that the girls were roughly 7 years old at the time of the procedure.According to prosecutors, Nagarwala ultimately headed up a conspiracy for over 12 years, which resulted in the procedure being...
  • Ending the Year Off Right: GOP Plans to Make THIS Vital Move Before the New Congress Begins

    11/14/2018 4:37:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | November 14, 2018 | Beth Bauman,
    Now that the midterm elections are over, Republicans have decided to use the next two months to be productive during a lame-duck session. According to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Republican senators will work through New Year's Eve to confirm all of President Donald Trump's pending judicial nominations, The Washington Times reported.†The decision comes after Democrats made a pact to take the maximum amount of time to debate Trump's picks, which could severely hinder the GOP's legislative priority of packing the federal courts with conservative judges.†ďI know that Sen. McConnell has made a commitment that weíre not going to leave any...
  • Seeing McConnellís confirmation machine hum, Senate Democrats will cry ďChuck make him stop!Ē

    11/12/2018 7:05:11 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    vanity | Nov. 12, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    The battle for the Senate is not over but President Donald Trump has won the war. While it is decidedly unhappy news that the Democrats have retaken the House, the value of Republicans holding the Senate cannot be overstated. This victory maintains Republican control of filling judgeships on the federal bench. This gives conservatives a huge advantage in fending off the leftís efforts to destroy America by use of un-elected judgesí twisted decisions. All remaining vacancies will be filled with conservatives; and there will be no compromises; no ďworking across the aisle.Ē The numbers of Republican Senators, even in worst...
  • Federal judge blocks Keystone pipeline

    11/09/2018 3:49:56 AM PST · by buckalfa · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A federal judge blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration hadnít justified changing President Obamaís earlier rulings. Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for Montana, who was appointed by Mr. Obama, handed environmentalists a huge victory by saying Mr. Trumpís decision to sign the permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline shortly upon taking office did not have a sufficient basis ....
  • vanity - Fill Every Open Judgeship and get Kavanaugh In

    09/21/2018 10:37:31 AM PDT · by Will not Live for another Man · 7 replies
    Vanity | 9/21/2018 | Vanity
    Warning: only read this post if you really like a good conspiratorial "inside politics" scenario...ūüėĀ Per Article 1 Section 5 of the Constitution, "Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other,¬†adjourn¬†for more than¬†three¬†days, nor to any other Place than that in which the¬†two Houses shall be sitting." So McConnell fed up with the Kavanaugh contretemps gets the Senate to vote to adjourn till after the midterm elections... BUT Ryan refuses to let the House adjourn, because they are, "doing the people's business." So, the Senate cannot adjourn by this section... BUT This type of...
  • Election 2018: Florida Senate - Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 45%, Scott (R) 44%

    09/14/2018 1:49:54 AM PDT · by familyop · 63 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and retiring Republican Governor Rick Scott are in a virtual tie in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Florida. The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone and online survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Nelson with 45% support to Scottís 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • 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!!!
  • Left knocks Schumer over deal on judges ahead of Supreme Court battle

    08/29/2018 11:38:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Liberal advocacy groups are criticizing Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) for cutting a deal on judges with Republicans days before confirmation hearings are set to kick off for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer agreed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to speed up votes on 15 of President Trumpís judicial nominees, which will give vulnerable Senate Democrats more time to campaign at home this week. A senior Democratic aide pointed out that most of the judges have received Democratic support and were going to get confirmed anyway since the minority party does not have the power to...
  • Trump announces 17th wave of judicial nominees, tabs two women for circuit courts

    08/28/2018 1:51:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | Alex Swoyer
    President Trump on Monday announced two new appeals court nominees and two more picks for district court judges, continuing to fulfill his promise of reshaping the federal bench with a conservative bent. The president tapped Allison Jones Rushing, a North Carolina attorney, to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Bridget Shelton Bade, a magistrate judge for the District of Arizona, for a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The district judges would serve on courts in Georgia and Louisiana. The new nominations come as the Senate prepares to vote on a dozen district court judges...
  • Senate confirms seven more of Trump's judges

    08/28/2018 6:08:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed seven of President Trumpís district court nominees on Tuesday after Republicans struck a deal with Democrats to shorten the usual vote times. And the GOP set up another eight votes on district judges for next week, when the Senate returns after a brief Labor Day vacation. The seven approved this week now give Mr. Trump 35 districts court judges approved so far. Heís also won 26 judges to federal circuit courts appeals, and one Supreme Court justice.
  • Senate confirms Trumpís 20th federal judge

    01/09/2018 12:55:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Senators confirmed President Trumpís 20th federal judge Tuesday, approving William L. Campbell Jr. to a seat on a federal court in Tennessee by a 97-0 vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said the Senate will have three more district court nominees on its agenda this week as well, but he complained it will consume the chamberís entire floor time as they overcome Democratsí procedural hurdles.
  • Constitutional Lawyer Who Won Hobby Lobby Case Awaits Confirmation to 5th Circuit

    11/10/2017 9:09:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 10, 2017 | Micah Rate
    One of President Trump's judicial nominees is getting much-needed support from the Judicial Crisis Network. The network is throwing its support behind Kyle Duncan, President Trump's choice for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana.Duncan has quite the track record. He is a Constitutional lawyer and represented Hobby Lobby in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hobby Lobby case tackled the question of whether or not the Religious Freedom Act of 1993 allows a business to not provide contraception to its employees based on the sincerely held religious beliefs of its owners. In a...
  • Senate confirms two more federal judges, bringing total to five this week

    11/02/2017 4:05:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 11/2/17 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed two more appeals court picks Thursday, closing out a week that saw them devote all their time to filling the federal judiciary with President Trumpís nominees. Including the two latest picks, they confirmed four circuit judges and one district judge this week ó overcoming Democratic filibuster attempts for each. Senators voted 56-41 to confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, then voted 54-43 for Stephanos Bibas, who is nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Eid will fill Supreme Court Justice Neil M....
  • McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

    10/11/2017 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2017 9:05 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senateís top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is seeking to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trumpís judicial nominees. Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees. The influential group had threatened to run ads against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell starting this week but backed off after winning assurances from the Kentucky Republican that the pace will quicken. McConnell has also announced in media interviews that the Senate should no longer abide by a...
  • Hardball: McConnell Changes Rule to Overcome Obstruction of Trump's Judicial Picks, Dems Fume

    10/11/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies ^ | October 11, 2017 | Guy Benson
    This may seem like an abstruse parliamentary maneuver -- and it is -- but Mitch McConnell just escalated the judicial wars in a minor but meaningful way. If frustrated conservatives want the GOP Senate majority to " start acting like one ," McConnell's decision eliminates a lever Democrats have been using to stymie some of President Trump's judicial picks. In that sense, he's very much acting like a majority leader; a Democratic one. Try not to let your eyes glaze over as you read the details of this move, which involves dramatically reducing the power of so-called "blue slips"...
  • Retired Jurist Makes Compelling Case For Term Limits In Stunning Admission

    09/13/2017 11:56:01 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 26 replies ^ | 9-13-17 | Ed Morrissey
    For decades, a debate over lifetime appointments in the federal judiciary have pitted those who value freedom from political influence against those who see a need for accountability. The former want to continue the tradition, and the latter want either term limits, retention elections, or a combination of both, as many states have in place now. No serious effort has been made to propose such a system, but perhaps an ďexit interviewĒ by the New York Timesí Adam Liptak of retired appellate jurist Richard Posner will prompt one. And it should, as Posner inadvertently makes the best possible case for...
  • Trump nominates round of district court judges

    07/13/2017 1:03:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump unveiled a round of 11 judicial nominees Thursday for openings on district courts across the country. Trump's announced his intent to fill openings on district courts in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Oklahoma. As of July 13, there were 108 current vacancies on district courts with six nominees pending, according to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' website. The list includes the nomination of Liles Burke, an associate judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and William ďBillyĒ Ray,...
  • Four of Trumpís judicial nominees clear Senate committee

    07/13/2017 10:13:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Four of President Trumpís judicial nominees cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as Republicans sought to make headway on the long list of vacancies in the federal courts. Two of the nominees cleared easily while the other two were approved on party-line votes, after Democrats accused them of making controversial political blog posts in the past. John Kenneth Bush, Mr. Trumpís nominee for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Damien Michael Schiff, his pick for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, both posted on a range of topics including slavery, abortion and gay rights. Sen. Patrick Leahy,...
  • Dems begin to panic as Trump set to transform federal judiciary

    06/23/2017 8:10:34 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 90 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/23/17 | Thomas Lifson
    While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump's Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president Ė double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in...
  • BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump funding order on sanctuary cities

    04/25/2017 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 329 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/25/2017 | AP
    BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.