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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:22 AM

40 years old. never tried a case. hates women and POC. won't answer ?s lifetime judgeship for him!




https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steven-menashi-senate-committee_n_5dba49cbe4b0bb1ea374715c?ehh

Senate Advances Contentious Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi
He’s denounced women’s rights and diversity. He refused to answer senators’ questions. Republicans voted to move him forward anyway.

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Menashi, who is on track to be confirmed to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, has drawn fierce opposition from civil rights groups, Democratic senators and at least one GOP senator over his wildly offensive past writings, his lack of experience and his refusal to answer senators’ questions about policies he worked on as the president’s legal adviser.

In past editorials, Menashi compared race data collection in college admissions to Germany under Adolf Hitler; denounced women’s marches against sexual assault; opposed the “radical abortion rights codified in Roe v. Wade;” and claimed that a Dartmouth fraternity wasn’t being racist when it held a “ghetto party” attended by white students donning Afros and carrying toy guns.

He also spread the Islamophobic myth that in 1913 Gen. John Pershing executed Muslim prisoners in the Philippines using bullets dipped in pig fat.

During his confirmation hearing last month, Menashi angered both Republican and Democratic senators by refusing to give any details about his White House legal work. He conceded, however, that he worked on immigration policies with Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller, the chief architect of Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

He also served as legal counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when she rolled back Title IX protections for survivors of sexual assault on campuses.

On Thursday, Democrats on the committee took turns ripping Menashi’s record,

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Reply 40 years old. never tried a case. hates women and POC. won't answer ?s lifetime judgeship for him! (Original post)
Demovictory9 Nov 8 OP
sprinkleeninow Nov 8 #1
smirkymonkey Nov 8 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 8 #3
Demovictory9 Nov 8 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 8 #9
Ztolkins Nov 8 #13
democratisphere Nov 8 #4
dalton99a Nov 8 #5
Maraya1969 Nov 8 #7
pat_k Nov 8 #12
Celerity Nov 8 #8
pat_k Nov 8 #10
Nasruddin Nov 8 #11
NBachers Nov 8 #14
Midnight Writer Nov 8 #15
budkin Nov 8 #16
NCLefty Nov 8 #17
MrScorpio Nov 8 #18
Auggie Nov 8 #19
rsdsharp Nov 8 #20

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:28 AM

1. ...

I'm not feeling well.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:29 AM

2. Gah!

No wonder he is against women's rights. No woman in her right mind would touch him with a barge pole. He's repulsive. Not only that, but he's also a complete dick in a number of ways.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:29 AM

3. Moscow Mitch and the Russiapublicans have got to go

They are not content with the damage they've done to the U.S.; they want the harm to continue for a generation to come.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:41 AM

6. rightwing radio touts the judge thing as Trump's greatest accomplishment... filling the courts with

nuts might come back to bite us ALL.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:49 AM

9. this is corrosive

Inexperienced judges will be less likely to give sufficient weight to precedent and more likely to rule based on personal ideology.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:33 AM

13. Russo-Republicans?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:30 AM

4. Rethuglicons pride themselves in selecting total incompetence

for judges. Meanwhile their master continues his carnage on Democracy.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:35 AM

5. Kick

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:42 AM

7. Can the Dems stall this somehow?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:20 AM

12. Challenging constitutionality of invoking the "nuclear option" ??

I'm winging it here, but it is my understanding that invoking the "nuclear option" was based on an argument that Rule XXII was unconstitutional. As far as I know, this was never tested in court.

I wonder if invocation of "the nuclear option" could be challenged as unconstitutional?

Unfortunately, even if it could be challenged, given the state of the judiciary and with the Republicans in the majority in the Senate, any challenge would undoubtedly result in a confirmation that requiring a 2/3's majority for cloture was unconstitutional. If the dems were in power, the right-wingnut judiciary would go the other way.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:43 AM

8. If Rump wins reelection, he will be a SCOTUS nominee

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:04 AM

10. Execute branch, dismantled; Judicial branch, twisted out of recognition.

Figuring out how to fix the damage is mind-boggling.

Even if we elected the most effective legislators in the nation, without functional executive agencies to implement and enforce, and without a judiciary that has an actual interest in justice, things are incredibly grim.

The task ahead is monumental.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:18 AM

11. IF

If the Democrats hold the House, take the Senate and the Presidency next year, they
should take a good hard look at the Judiciary Act of 1789 and rethink it.

Lifetime appointments are crazy.

A totally politicized appointment system is crazy (judges, US attorneys).

A law enforcement agency that serves at the pleasure of a political officer is crazy.

Sometimes it's good to inject a little chaos in the system. It all sort of works when you're lucky. Our luck ran out.

Fortunately, most of this garbage is not in the constitution, but is available to legislative change - I hope.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:04 AM

14. Some are hoping that republicans will "come to their senses" and vote to impeach trumpski.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:16 AM

15. Really. They will not break ranks. I think they have crossed so many lines that it no longer matters

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:30 AM

16. We're going to be feeling the pain for decades

The pain of this disaster of a presidency.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:37 AM

17. Your honorless...

He's really just perfect for a Trump appointee. This is exactly the level of garbage I would expect from a Trump.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:12 AM

18. Frankly, I can't wait until Dems retake the Senate so they can start impeaching these MFKRs

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:34 AM

19. Kleptocracy in action

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:24 AM

20. Is it me,

or does he look like the Penguin from a Batman movie?

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