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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:32 PM

Trump's legacy: conservative judges who will dominate US law for decades

Republicans have confirmed 89 Trump-nominated judges, far in excess of appointments under Obama and Bush

Many Americans watching the turmoil in US institutions and political norms are yearning for the day when Donald Trump is no longer president. But whether he leaves after 2020 or 2024, Trump has built a legacy in one vital area that can be expected to stand for decades, long after his Twitter feed has fallen silent, analysts across the political spectrum agree.

That legacy comprises the 89 judges, and rapidly counting, that Trump has nominated, and Senate Republicans have confirmed, to serve at all levels of the federal court system. They are taking up posts from the district courts (53 Trump nominees confirmed out of 677 total) to the appellate courts (34 out of 179) to the US supreme court (two out of nine). Put together they form a kind of conservative judicial revolution that could impact all aspects of American life.

In the past week, Trump’s judges tally notched up by three, with the confirmation to appeals courts of Chad Readler, who previously ran the legal effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s healthcare law; Eric Murphy, who undermined voting rights, marriage equality and reproductive rights as a state solicitor in Ohio; and Allison Jones Rushing, who has past ties to an anti-LGBT group and who at 37 years old is the country’s youngest federal judge, a lifetime appointment.

As with previous Trump nominees, Readler, Murphy and Rushing were confirmed over the impassioned protests of progressive groups who warned the judges were out of step with the country on crucial issues including immigration, abortion, climate change, LGBT rights, healthcare, voting rights and more.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/10/trump-legacy-conservative-judges-district-courts

Everyone of these 89 judges should be annulled...........

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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:44 PM

1. Lazyminded say, "No difference between the two parties."

“You can’t guilt me with that BS Court card.”

“Democratic Party needs to be taught a lesson.”

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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:06 AM

2. Legislation can override those judges. We just have to continue to win elections

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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:34 AM

3. I suspect a good portion of those judges will be indicted, charged or kicked off because they're too

... stupid to drive.

If not the KGOP has changed the senate rules to allow dems to pass judges ad nausea and there

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