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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:24 PM

Trump's Takeover of America's Courts Just Hit a Terrifying New Milestone

WASHINGTON — Thursday, November 7 was a fateful day for the courts in America.

By an 86-2 margin, the U.S. Senate approved William Nardini to a lifetime appointment on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals — Trump’s 45th appointment of an appeals-court judge. On the same day, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved another judicial nominee of Trump’s, Steven Menashi, an ally of Stephen Miller and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a history of inflammatory statements about Islam, LGBT people, and race. Menashi’s nomination now goes to the Senate floor where it appears likely he too will be confirmed to a lifetime position on the Second Circuit. If confirmed, Menashi would fill the seat once held by Thurgood Marshall.

Nardini’s confirmation is a terrifying new milestone for Trump: One out of every four judges at the circuit court level is now a Trump appointee. Here’s another statistic: In less than three years, Trump has appointed 45 appeals-court judges, while President Obama appointed 55 appellate judges in his eight years in office. The explanation for Trump’s success is the same for Obama’s failure to appoint more: Mitch McConnell.

Few politicians in modern history have grasped the importance of stacking the courts with ideological allies — and done more to realize that vision — than McConnell. After taking control of the Senate in 2015, the Kentucky Republican spent the the final years of Obama’s presidency blocking new judicial appointments. The result was Trump entered office with 112 vacancies to fill. At a White House press conference this week touting his success with judicial appointments, Trump described how McConnell urged him to keep his focus on judges. “Of course, I’d like to get some other people confirmed too,” Trump said. “Mitch would say, ‘Well, we got to do the judges first.'”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-takeover-courts-supreme-court-mconnell-federalist-society-menashi-909799/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
ismnotwasm Friday #1
dalton99a Friday #2
dewsgirl Friday #4
uponit7771 Friday #14
Chin music Friday #3
spanone Friday #5
Firestorm49 Friday #6
RandiFan1290 Friday #8
ffr Friday #7
triron Friday #15
CrispyQ Friday #9
moondust Friday #10
Chin music Friday #12
Flaleftist Friday #11
triron Friday #16
djacq Friday #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:26 PM

1. This is why I can barely discuss politics sometimes.

Especially in Seattle. The harm Trump has done is incalculable

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. A quarter of all federal circuit court judges are now Trump judges

https://wgno.com/2019/11/07/senate-confirms-150th-trump-nominated-judge-dems-say-they-are-unqualified/

Senate confirms 150th Trump-nominated judge, Dems say they are unqualified
Posted 2:55 PM, November 7, 2019, by Tribune Media Wire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — The Senate has confirmed more than 150 conservative judges nominated by President Trump, and Senate Republicans say they are not done.

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate will keep processing lifetime appointments to the judiciary until Democrats want to tackle other business.

Joe Grogan, Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, says the U.S. Senate has confirmed 158 federal judges nominated by the President. That’s nearly a quarter of all federal circuit court judges.

Grogan says the President’s impact on the courts will be his most lasting legacy because many of the nominees are for lifetime appointments.

“In some cases, some of these judges will be on the bench for decades,” says Grogan.

Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun was at the White House for the celebration. He says the average age of the nominees is roughly 49 years-old.

“So these judges will have an impact on every Americans life for many generations,” says Zaun.

This concerns Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who says many of the president’s picks are unqualified.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

4. I saw this earlier.😳😔

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:18 PM

14. They'll be impeached soon

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

5. the worse of the worse

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:31 PM

6. And our long term plan?

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:34 PM

8. to moderate with these people?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:33 PM

7. I don't see how this can be happening.

tRump shouldn't even be president.

Thank you conservative and apathetic 2016 voters. Thanks a lot!

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Response to ffr (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:57 PM

15. You can thank Putin.

All of us need to come to better grips with that. Putin has our democracy by the balls.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:36 PM

9. McConnell: "We're making generational changes to the judiciary."

I've been watching "The Good Fight" & if the way they portray some of these judges is accurate, then it's not just that they tend toward racism, misogyny, & fascism, they are horribly unqualified to be judges. They don't know court procedure. They're ignorant of the law. And they can be easily misled & manipulated by attorney's on both sides, because of it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:48 PM

10. So that

Republican pigs everywhere can live their dream of an amoral life of lawless grifting without consequences...like the "pResident"? Maybe even return to some form of slavery one day even beyond private prison slavery and "investors" getting rich on the backs of working people?

When Money is God, Greed is King.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:56 PM

11. Why are they getting so many votes from Democrats?

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:58 PM

16. Cause we're nice.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:30 PM

13. Long After Moscow Mitch is 6 Feet Under;

Our grandchildren will be feeling the effects of a right-wing justice system.

I'm all for adding seats to the SCOTUS.

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