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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:35 PM

This is not getting attention proportionate to the damage it is causing.

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Mitch McConnell has refused to hold vote on restoring Voting Rights Act for 200 days but Senate GOP just confirmed anti-voting rights extremist Cory Wilson of Mississippi to 5th Circuit as Trumpís 200th federal judge




Thank god, the election is near. If Trump gets enough of these judges appointed, it won't matter if we have a Dem President, House, and Senate. All Republicans will have to do to make legislation they don't like go away is challenge it in court. Judges control everything. Will Democratic voters ever start taking this seriously?



Edit to add: No more places left on appeals courts .





NEWS: Trump notches his 200th lifetime federal judge and fills the very last appeals court vacancy nationwide.

He's filled the nationís appeals courts (mini Supreme Courts, if you will) with dozens of white men ó and zero Black judges.

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Reply This is not getting attention proportionate to the damage it is causing. (Original post)
octoberlib Jun 24 OP
MoonlitKnight Jun 24 #1
octoberlib Jun 24 #4
NewJeffCT Jun 24 #5
Thekaspervote Jun 24 #13
MoonlitKnight Jun 24 #14
uponit7771 Jun 24 #15
paleotn Jun 24 #16
LakeArenal Jun 24 #2
octoberlib Jun 24 #7
LakeArenal Jun 24 #8
TreasonousBastard Jun 24 #3
octoberlib Jun 24 #6
TreasonousBastard Jun 24 #10
octoberlib Jun 24 #11
Lucky Luciano Jun 24 #23
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 24 #9
octoberlib Jun 24 #12
Lonestarblue Jun 24 #17
Midnight Writer Jun 24 #19
Jeff_was_here Jun 25 #26
Evolve Dammit Jun 24 #18
UTUSN Jun 24 #20
Hortensis Jun 24 #21
betsuni Jun 24 #22
Cha Jun 24 #24
world wide wally Jun 25 #25

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:38 PM

1. Win big

And start impeachment of judges who are not qualified.

Congress can also make changes to court districts and number of judges. Itís time to start playing with the same rule book.

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:42 PM

4. Totally agree. It's literally a fight for Democracy.

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:44 PM

5. Yes

Judicial impeachments are extremely rare - they would have a difficult time removing a partisan hack if he or she has done nothing wrong while a judge other than you not liking their rulings.

Expanding the circuit courts & appellate courts would be the way to go, I think.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:00 PM

13. Glen kirscher disagrees. Says these unqualified judges can be removed

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:08 PM

14. And those who lied during confirmation hearings

There is no shortage of legit reasons for about 10-20% of the judges pushed through.

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:11 PM

15. THIS !!!!

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:11 PM

16. Exactly.....

There was a time when the Democratic Party owned that rule book and could bare knuckle brawl with anyone. I miss those days. I do love those who advocate for going high when they go low. I truly do. But there comes a time...and we've long passed that time...that when they go low, we bury the mother fuckers. There isn't a single one of these psychos Donnie has appointed that doesn't have a closet bursting with skeletons. Dig up the dirt and impeach the bastards. Every damn one of them. Starting with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. I'm glad Neil Gorsuch saw the light on the recent LGBTQ ruling....but sorry, Neil. You're sitting in Merrick Garland's seat.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:40 PM

2. I felt the same when govt let Kochs buy Wisconsin

It worked so well, they are bringing to the whole country.

People on Du used to say Wisconsin got what it deserved. Still thinking it now that their courts, voter suppression and gerrymandering-are taking over US?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:47 PM

7. Same thing happened in NC . Nobody got what they deserved. Both states were extreme

gerrymandered.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:48 PM

8. And yet they said we deserved what we got.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:41 PM

3. We do-- every bit as much as when FDR tried to pack the court when it blocked.

much New Deal legislation.

The plan didn't work but we got New Deal goodies anyway.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:45 PM

6. I've never heard any Democratic candidate in my lifetime campaign on appointing judges

like the GOP candidates do. They'll maybe mention the Supreme Court but that's it. Maybe it's time to start.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:52 PM

10. I doubt it would work if Democratic candidates campaigned on appointing "liberal" judges...

We prefer to appoint politically neutral judges, and there aren't any code words for that.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:54 PM

11. Good point.

They could maybe campaign on not getting any more bad Federalist hacks appointed for a lifetime , though . People need to be better educated on this matter. Sigh.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:11 PM

23. The New Deal laws got past the courts because they...

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...backed down in return for not going massively nuclear and adding more judges to the court.

I think we have to go massively nuclear here including the appeals courts. This damage is so severe and we canít do half measures by playing fair with serial killers.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:49 PM

9. I always try.

I even look up the political affiliations of the elected judges in Ohio to vote for the Democrats, since Ohio doesn't list their parties on the ballots.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:00 PM

12. Thank you!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:14 PM

17. Have long thought that we need some changes in our court system.

It is ridiculous that it can take two or more years to get a hearing for some appeals. And when a house of Congress canít wait for a court decision on the enforcement of a subpoena because it would take two years, there is something significantly wrong. Our population has grown but our court system does not reflect that. We currently have 12 federal circuit courts plus DC. Perhaps we should look at how many people are covered by each federal circuit court and add some to regions that have seen the most population growth. It makes perfect sense to do this after we have the data from the census. And since each SC justice handles last-minute requests for stays and oversees one or more circuit courts, perhaps there would be a need to add SC justices as well.

The ther thing that would help ease the clogging of our courts is to decriminalize the use of drugs. We have wasted billions on the war on drugs for no measurable improvements but a lot of family destruction, especially in the black community. The only people benefitting from the war on drugs are the Mexican cartels. Prohibition didnít work and neither is this drug war. Just continuing to do the same things that havenít worked for fifty years seems pretty stupid to me.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 04:35 PM

19. Exactly right.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 01:31 PM

26. Yeah!

What you said. It is way past time for Dems to engage in a bare knuckles approach when dealing with Rethugs.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:49 PM

18. Fire up the coals Satan. You've got some fat, racist, morally bankrupt white guys coming your way.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 04:40 PM

20. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:02 PM

21. No one has any right to shut down the senate.

Really. What's not to understand about that reality? Might as well blame whoever's being blamed here for not shutting down gravity.

Now, those don't want Republicans running the senate could always have done something about that. Like saving for the future, voting to keep as many as possible out of power is best started when young, but hopefully it's still not too late to learn just how important that is.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:04 PM

22. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:52 PM

24. KR!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 12:57 PM

25. Thanks GOP...

Now I hate my country

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