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  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From... Guess Who?

    06/21/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    President Trump has now energized voters in both parties to levels not seen in decades as the midterm elections approach. On the GOP side, voter enthusiasm even exceeds the levels reported before the red wave of 2010, and one of the main reasons Republican voters cite is the progress being made on judicial appointments. When it was announced that Congress would need to hang around for most of the August recess and continue working, processing nominations was a key factor in that decision.But now somebody might be putting the brakes on the nominee confirmation process and it’s not even...
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of (illegal alien) pizza worker

    06/10/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    Chron ^ | 06/10/18 | Verena Dobnik
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a Brooklyn Army base.</p> <p>Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the temporary stay for Pablo Villavicencio after a hearing in Manhattan federal court.</p>
  • Trump Just Notched Another Four Judicial Confirmations

    05/15/2018 10:19:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/18 | Kevin Daley
    The Senate confirmed four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to federal appeals courts this week, bringing his total number of circuit court appointments to 21. Two nominees to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve, were confirmed on unanimous votes Monday, as they were selected in consultation with Illinois’ two U.S. senators, Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Senators generally have special prerogatives for judicial vacancies arising in their states, and the 7th Circuit is based in Chicago. “The unanimous, swift confirmations of Judges St. Eve and Scudder attest to the value...
  • Justice Dept. Restricts a Common Tactic of Immigration Judges

    05/18/2018 4:18:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Katie Benner
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive on Thursday that places limits on a tool commonly used by immigration judges and could put hundreds of thousands of deportation cases that are essentially closed back on federal court dockets. The move, issued in an interim decision, is unlikely to reopen all the cases. But Mr. Sessions said that immigration courts could not put such cases on indefinite hold by using a practice known as administrative closure, which temporarily removes a case from a judge’s calendar and delays a proceeding that could remove an immigrant from the country. Immigration judges “do not...
  • Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay

    05/07/2018 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley
    As President Donald Trump pursues his goal of making the federal judiciary more conservative, his fellow Republicans who control the Senate are poised to confirm another batch of his picks for influential U.S. appeals courts to the dismay of some Democrats. The Senate this week is set to take up six of Trump’s nominees to the regional appeals courts, including four from states that have at least one Democratic senator. A long-standing Senate tradition that gave senators clout over judicial nominees from their home states has been fraying for years, meaning Democrats have less of a chance of blocking appointees...
  • 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....
  • Religious Liberty Attorney Confirmed to Federal Bench

    04/25/2018 9:29:16 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Lawyer who helped Hobby Lobby win before the Supreme Court will serve on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Religious liberty advocates received a boost in federal courts after the Senate confirmed one of the nation's leading First Amendment attorneys to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate voted to approve President Trump's nominee, Kyle Duncan, to Louisiana's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. Duncan is the former general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit law firm that "exists to defend the free exercise of all faiths, from Anglican to Zoroastrian," as it says on...
  • A Black-Robed Counterrevolution

    04/17/2018 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Robert Knight
    Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what a difference a constitutionalist can make. But we need many more to counter the hundreds of Clinton, Obama and Jimmy Carter-appointed judges who issue zany rulings that override common sense and thwart democratically enacted popular will. A case in point is U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, a 2010 Obama appointee. In March, he issued...
  • Plan For Mental Health Patients Awaiting Admission Stalls

    04/16/2018 4:32:44 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 11 replies
    Union Leader ^ | April 15, 2108 | Dave Solomon
    CONCORD —­ Mental health patients held in hospital emergency rooms awaiting involuntary admission to the state psychiatric hospital are still being denied due process, despite the fact that Health and Human Service officials said a program would be in place early this year to address the problem. A 90-day pilot was launched late last year involving four hospitals in the hope that the effort could be expanded to all 26 hospitals in the state in 2018. But the four hospitals — Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Southern N.H. Medical Center in Nashua and Speare Memorial...
  • Senate ready to change the rules to speed up Trump nominees......

    04/10/2018 10:12:51 PM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans, frustrated by delaying tactics imposed by Democrats on President Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees, are on the verge of altering the Senate rules in order to speed up the process. GOP lawmakers told the Washington Examiner Tuesday that momentum is building for a change in the Senate rules that would shorten the time frame allowed for lawmakers to debate each nominee. One proposal by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., would reinstate a temporary rules change made by Democrats in 2013 that reduced debate time from 30 hours to eight hours for most executive branch nominations and from 30...
  • President Trump Announces 12th Wave of Judicial Nominees

    04/10/2018 2:13:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • You've posted a total of 117 threads and 50,000 replies.

    03/31/2018 5:56:36 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 130 replies
    NAPSCOORDINATOR ^ | 31 March 2018 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    Hard to believe I have 50,000 comments. I am doing this because we have not done this in a long time and we used to enjoy seeing everyone's comment totals. Something to take our minds off the liberals trying to destroy the country.
  • Obama Judges Rule Cross Monument Must Go, Showing Elections Do Have Consequences

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    dailysignal ^ | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 / | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 /
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Peace Cross, a monument dedicated to local residents killed in World War I, must be torn down. (Photo: The Washington Times/Zuma Press /Newscom) COMMENTARY BY Peter Parisi Peter Parisi is an editor and writer for The Daily Signal. When Republican congressional leaders went to the White House on Jan. 23, 2009—just three days into Barack Obama’s presidency—to discuss legislation, he helpfully reminded them that his policy preferences necessarily had to prevail because “elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Obama is out of office now,...
  • Trump’s New Judicial Litmus Test: Shrinking ‘the Administrative State’

    03/27/2018 7:14:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2018 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — It has been practically a given that anyone nominated for a federal judgeship by a Republican president had to pass an unspoken litmus test — usually on abortion but often on any number of divisive social issues. The Trump administration has a new litmus test: reining in what conservatives call “the administrative state.” With surprising frankness, the White House has laid out a plan to fill the courts with judges devoted to a legal doctrine that challenges the broad power federal agencies have to interpret laws and enforce regulations, often without being subject to judicial oversight. Those not...
  • Schumer: No Senate Confirmation For White Men

    03/04/2018 10:13:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 135 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 5, 2018
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voted against one of President Trump’s judicial nominees simply because he is a white male. “The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum [the judicial nominee] speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African-American.” The Democratic leader lamented the fact that the majority of Trump’s nominees were white. Regardless of Quattlebaum’s qualifications, Schumer thought he was unfit for the job due to his race.
  • The Latest And Greatest In President Trump’s Judicial Nominations (Part 2)

    01/28/2018 8:04:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 2 replies
    AboveThe Law ^ | Jan 26, 2018 | David Lat
    President Trump just announced his tenth wave of judicial nominees -- who are they? Last week, I posted a roundup of the status of judicial nominations, for both circuit and district courts, for circuits up through and including the Fifth Circuit. Today I turn my attention to the Sixth through Eleventh Circuits. But after my earlier roundup, some news happened: this past Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced his tenth wave of judicial nominees, twelve nominees in all. There’s one circuit-court nominee among them — John Nalbandian, whom I’ll discuss below in my section on the Sixth Circuit — plus eight...
  • 17 of Trump’s judicial picks move closer to confirmation

    01/18/2018 10:57:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Seventeen of President Trump’s federal court nominees cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, setting them up for floor votes as Republicans look to install as many conservative judges as possible. Eight of the judges were deemed very controversial and were approved on a 11-10 party-line votes, while just two were approved unanimously. Three of the judges were for circuit courts. Democrats raised concerns over several of the nominees over their LGBTQ positions, saying they would not be fair to that community. But Democrats spent the most time protesting Thomas Alvin Farr, who was nominated to be a district judge for...
  • Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees

    01/17/2018 2:47:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    Judicial and LGBT advocates are slamming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for scheduling a vote on a horde of judicial nominees ahead of a possible government shutdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Thursday on 17 judicial nominees, who were re-nominated by President Trump at the beginning of the month. Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress. But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda....
  • Senate Judiciary to vote on a slew of nominees tomorrow

    01/17/2018 2:04:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    17 judges