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  • Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew

    10/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats struck a deal last week with Republicans that saw the quick confirmation of 15 more conservative judges in exchange for a rapid flight to the campaign trail. Liberal activists were infuriated, but after the brutally divisive fight to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the agreement held out a promise of peace. “I would like to have the future mending things,” declared the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. On Wednesday, at Mr. Grassley’s instruction, the armistice collapsed. Republicans on the Judiciary Committee convened yet another hearing to consider still...
  • Sessions Vows ‘Emergency’ S. C. Battle … Slams ‘Activist Federal Judges’ For Anti-Trump Bias

    10/16/2018 11:29:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies ^ | 1016/18 | Kane
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lit into federal judges for what he called a dramatic uptick in “outrageous” decisions threatening to interfere with the separation of powers by exposing internal White House deliberations. In a fiery speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Sessions warned that “once we go down this road in American government, there is no turning back.” He vowed to take “these discovery fights to the Supreme Court in emergency postures. … We intend to fight this, and we intend to win.” Sessions specifically singled out New York district court judge Jesse M. Furman, who...
  • GOP Az judges recommendations

    10/14/2018 10:04:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies ^ | 10/14/2018 | H/T Christina Pasterz
    This came out in 2014 but there are still many of the same judges on there with little blurbs on who is appointed by who and how they did. Good info if you are in the dark as to who to vote for regarding Az judges.
  • Fight over Kavanaugh got attention, but Dem appointees remain in firm control of fed Circuit courts.

    10/14/2018 2:59:57 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 54 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. Even if Republicans keep control of the Senate in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the balance of power on these courts isn't going to change in the next two years. The Supreme Court grants oral arguments to about 80 cases a year. The nation’s highest court decides another...
  • Trump defies California senators with 9th Circuit judge nominations

    10/12/2018 4:18:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 11, 2018 | Emily Cadei And Kate Irby
    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.
  • 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...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee clears eight of Trump's judicial nominees

    10/11/2018 10:09:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Judiciary Committee cleared eight more judicial nominees Thursday, giving GOP leaders a total of 49 judges ready to be confirmed by the whole Senate. The votes — the first since the committee’s nasty fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — cleared seven district court nominees and one circuit court pick. That nominee, Jonathan A. Kobes for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was approved on a party-line vote. Democrats said Mr. Kobes, who works as a lawyer for Sen. Mike Rounds, South Dakota Republican, wasn’t ready to be a judge, citing the American Bar Association’s rating...
  • 40+ Judges Apply For Open Florida Supreme Court Seats

    10/09/2018 8:14:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    WHOG ^ | Oct 9, 2018
    Tallahassee, FL – A who's who of conservative judges have lined up to try to join the Florida Supreme Court as Governor Rick Scott fights to appoint replacements for three justices whose retirements coincide with the end of his final term in January. The list of more than 40 candidates who filed applications before a Monday deadline includes former Republican lawmakers and state appeals-court judges appointed by Scott during his eight years in office. Scott, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson in November and is barred from seeking a third term as governor, maintains that he...
  • Lefty judge orders DOJ to give $28m, previously withheld for sanctuary city status, to California

    10/07/2018 1:12:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 6, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    A left-wing federal judge with a history of ruling against the Trump administration ruled against it again Friday by revoking its right to enforce federal immigration laws in California and demanding it funnel a total $28 million in unpaid grant money to “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco. The ruling by William Orrick concerned a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year to revoke funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” unless they began abiding my federal immigration laws.
  • A 'Witch Hunt' Counter Move -- Clinton Judges [aw!m vanity]

    09/30/2018 4:48:06 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 4 replies
    A counter move to future judicial witch hunts and high-tech lynchings -- if they think that Trump is so vile toward women that his nominees should be Feinsteined, then...! What the heck about Bill Clinton's judges? Fair is fair. Only agree to future witch hunts if Clinton's judges are re-examined just as thoroughly. It is a certainty that some of Bill Clinton's judges committed sex crimes. Not only is the ex-president well established as the most vile individual to ever be elected, but he befriended other perverts and rewarded his mistress with a federal job. Where did Clinton first meet...
  • EXCLUSIVE TEXTS: Clapper Plotted To Stop Trump’s Inauguration Using A Supreme Court Justice

    01/23/2018 4:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 1/23/18 | Patrick Howley
    Obama administration Director of National Intelligence James Clapper held a meeting in his last days in office to discuss the idea of going to a Supreme Court justice to block President Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to a high-level member of the intelligence community who spoke with a Big League Politics source.Clapper discussed blocking the inauguration on the grounds that Trump was an illegitimate president due to alleged Russian interference in the election, according to the sources. It is not known whether Clapper ever actually convened a meeting with a Supreme Court justice to discuss the Russia case, or whether he simply discussed...
  • The Republic Will Benefit From All This Kavenaugh Exposure.

    09/25/2018 4:31:22 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    self ^ | September 25, 2018 | knarf
    Like most everyone else here in Jim's living room, I have been very supportive of Judge Kavenaugh and critical of the attacks and attackers attempting to stop his nomination and election to the Supreme court.
  • 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 ^ | 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!!!