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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:49 PM

Senate confirms Menashi to U.S. Court of Appeals in New York

Source: Washington Post

Senate confirms Menashi to U.S. Court of Appeals in New York




Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-confirms-menashi-to-us-court-of-appeals-in-new-york/2019/11/14/0d5a9ce6-0704-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html



I know Twitter's no good for LBN. When BRDS has an actual article, shut down this thread and go with hers.

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The Republicans aren't waiting to see what happens in the impeachment hearings. Trump and the Senate are going to ram though as many appointments as they can, while they can. If anything, they'll move even faster.

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Reply Senate confirms Menashi to U.S. Court of Appeals in New York (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 14 OP
Chin music Nov 14 #1
Igel Nov 14 #2
Chin music Nov 14 #4
mountain grammy Nov 14 #3
radical noodle Nov 14 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 14 #5
oasis Nov 15 #7
dchill Nov 15 #8

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:02 PM

2. Not that the ABA agrees.

They came in with a "well qualified" rating for him. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/07/politics/judiciary-committee-confirms-steven-menashi/index.html

That probably caused them considerable distress.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:05 PM

3. I call my republian senator nearly every day..

I called him about this.

I can't believe Democrats are doing everything they can to stop this.. Schumer seems to just shrug it all off. They should be out there talking about these unqualified and incompetent jerks being confirmed in the Senate machine. It's disgusting. Democrats have no input whatsoever.

Time for the DNC to start running some ads informing the public.. They have money. We need to see opposition on the damn tube. The media sure isn't gonna do the job.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 11:49 PM

6. The politics of chaos

can only function when everything is blowing up at once. That way, most of the bad stuff goes unnoticed. The impeachment and corruption is sucking all the attention out of the news.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:23 PM

5. You can stick this in -

Senate confirms Menashi to U.S. Court of Appeals in New York

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York, after a bruising fight in which Democrats — including Menashi’s two home state senators — sharply criticized the Trump judicial nominee’s record. Menashi was confirmed on a 51-to-41 vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his confirmation in September, just two days after he was nominated to the powerful federal bench by President Trump.

Menashi, 40, is an associate counsel to the president. He previously was acting general counsel in the Education Department under Secretary Betsy DeVos. He has also worked as an assistant law professor at George Mason University and as a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Ahead of Thursday’s vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged members to back Menashi, calling him an “impressive” nominee. Menashi won “majority support on the Judiciary Committee on the basis of strong academic and legal qualifications,” said McConnell, who has been instrumental in pushing Trump’s judicial appointees through the Senate at a record pace. McConnell pointed to Menashi’s education at Dartmouth and Stanford, his federal and Supreme Court clerkships and his experience teaching and practicing law.

Democrats, however, were unreservedly critical — of both Menashi’s record and the nominee himself. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Menashi “one of the most contemptible nominees to come before the Senate in all my time in this body.” “He would be a disgrace — a disgrace — to the seat once held by the great Thurgood Marshall,” Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor, calling Menashi “a textbook example of someone who does not deserve to sit on the federal bench.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-confirms-menashi-to-us-court-of-appeals-in-new-york/2019/11/14/0d5a9ce6-0704-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:04 AM

7. Menashit.

💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:40 AM

8. Republican Senators are deliberate trolls.

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