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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:43 PM

Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger

Source: USAToday.com

WASHINGTON – A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group’s president said Monday.

Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said the group “could not wait” until its spring conference to weigh in on a deepening crisis that has enveloped the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr.

“There are plenty of issues that we are concerned about,” Rufe told USA TODAY. “We’ll talk all of this through.”

Rufe, nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, said the group of more than 1,000 federal jurists called for the meeting last week after Trump criticized prosecutors' initial sentencing recommendation for his friend Roger Stone and the Department of Justice overruled them.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/17/roger-stone-sentence-judges-worried-political-interference/4788155002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories



This seems significant to me...

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Reply Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger (Original post)
BadGimp Feb 2020 OP
pandr32 Feb 2020 #1
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #2
bluestarone Feb 2020 #3
yaesu Feb 2020 #4
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #5
Toorich Feb 2020 #6
Boulevardier Feb 2020 #7
alittlelark Feb 2020 #8
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #9
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underpants Feb 2020 #11

Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:47 PM

1. Let's hope something comes out of this

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:51 PM

2. You gotta be doing something pretty unseemly

to get a respected conservative judicial association like this to make headlines, and to do it pronto.

I hope this is as heavyweight as it sounds.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:52 PM

3. Barr should be impeached. BUT

At the very least he should be recused from ANYTHING to do with tRUMP!! Also Mcturtle should be removed from the senate!

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:11 PM

4. by turning the JD upside down tRumps fixer can impact many cases, not just tRump related, have

far reaching implications, decisions that can effect all future court cases, the lawless nation where trust in the legal system collapses.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:18 PM

5. It's pretty huge:



Harry Litman ✔@harrylitman

This is mind-blowing. I’ve never heard of anything like it. We are in full on crisis mode.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/17/roger-stone-sentence-judges-worried-political-interference/4788155002/
Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally...
An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:21 PM

6. ...I am thinking....

..... that soon we may see another sternly worded letter.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:25 PM

7. Good for them! They recognize the clear threat Trump and Barr pose...

 

...to the rule of law. Too bad only a single Republican senator and not one GOP member of the House could bring themselves to acknowledge as much.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:05 PM

8. "The judiciary will Hold"

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:33 AM

9. Kick

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:08 AM

10. Kick for visibility

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:56 PM

11. Kick

Because I duped you.

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