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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:11 PM

Fucking Congressional Republicans



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:25 PM

1. The links below have detailed lists





Lists on link below of judicial nominees that have been confirmed and also judicial nominees that are waiting for hearings/votes...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_appointed_by_Barack_Obama



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:40 PM

2. Yes. Fuck the obstructionist Republicans. What they are doing is a disgrace


A big part of the problem is that there are RED STATE Republican Senators that are NOT submitting nominee names to President Obama.
And another problem is that some Republicans obstruct judicial nomination by not turning in their 'blue slips'

See below...


May 2013

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A major reason Obama has tapped fewer judges, HuffPost's Jen Bendery recently reported, has to do with Senate tradition, which requires home state senators to put forward a slate of acceptable nominees from which the president chooses. But GOP senators have declined to put forward a slate. In some cases, they have then subsequently complained about the slow pace of nominations.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/obama-judicial-nominations_n_3345267.html



And an article from April 2013


Obama's Judicial Nominees Blocked On All Sides By Senate Republicans

WASHINGTON -- It's bad enough that there are 82 vacant federal judge slots around the country, a level so high that many observers have deemed it a crisis situation.

But perhaps even more startling is the fact that of those 82 vacant slots, 61 of them don't even have a nominee.

On its face, the absence of nominees would appear to be a sign that President Barack Obama is slacking. After all, he is responsible for nominating judges, and he did put forward fewer nominees at the end of his first term than his two predecessors. But a closer look at data on judicial nominees, and conversations with people involved in the nomination process, reveals the bigger problem is Republican senators quietly refusing to recommend potential judges in the first place.

The process for moving judicial nominees is simple enough. A president takes the lead on circuit court nominees, while, per longstanding tradition, a senator kickstarts the process for district court nominees, which make up the bulk of the federal court system. Senators make recommendations from their home states, and the president works with them to get at least some of the nominees confirmed -- the idea being that senators, regardless of party, are motivated to advocate for nominees from their states. The White House may look at other nominees on its own, but typically won't move forward without input from the corresponding senators. Once a nominee is submitted to the Senate, he or she receives a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. If approved, the nomination heads to the Senate floor for a full vote.

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Full article here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/obama-judicial-nominees_n_3156050.html


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 12:05 AM

3. They're waiting for a Repuke POTUS to reward all their grifter friends with judgeships...

Or fill every vacancy with graduates from Bob Jones, Liberty or even Glen Beck University.

They would get away with it too, if they get majority in the Senate. Or keep a Democratic majority tied in knots as media finally yells, 'Obstruction!'

What, anyone thinks they wouldn't?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 12:09 AM

4. Democrats should use the same tactics that republicans are using now if that happens.

The situation has to stop at some point. My guess is it won't stop until republicans are given a major dose of their own medicine.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 02:29 AM

5. a president can nominate judges without permission of senators. some cHOOSE not to, however nt

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