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(6,288 posts)
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 02:00 PM Jul 2018

TODAY: Confirmation Vote /Ryan Bounds for Fed Appeals Ct/ San Francisco

This appointment & due to be comfirmed today is Yet Another case of McConnell going around the Law to seat a RW judge.



The Democrats opposed Bounds in part because of conservative op-eds he wrote while an undergraduate at Stanford and because as a conservative, he would contribute to the rightward shift of the federal judiciary that marks one of Trump's most successful initiatives.


Senate Ends Debate on Portland Prosecutor Nominated For Federal Judgeship By Narrowest Possible Vote
Ryan Bounds likely to win confirmation this week for coveted vacancy on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


The Ninth Circuit, which covers nine western states including Oregon and two Pacific islands, is generally regarded as the most liberal of the country's federal appeals courts.

President Donald J. Trump nominated Bounds last year upon the advice of U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the only Republican member of Oregon's congressional delegation.

Typically, federal judicial nomination are the province of a state's U.S. senators. But because both of Oregon's senators, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) are Democrats, Trump chose to ignore the candidates they selected.

In the tradition-bound Senate, nominees usually cannot move forward over the objection of home state senators but this year Senate President Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Chair Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) ignored that tradition and the objections of Wyden and Merkley


Damn this pisses me off!

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TODAY: Confirmation Vote /Ryan Bounds for Fed Appeals Ct/ San Francisco (Original Post) Wwcd Jul 2018 OP
Racist Bounds nominee withdrawn Freethinker65 Jul 2018 #1
Withdrawn!!? Thanks for the fyi. He was all but confirmed earlier. Wwcd Jul 2018 #2
Here: Wwcd Jul 2018 #3


(6,288 posts)
2. Withdrawn!!? Thanks for the fyi. He was all but confirmed earlier.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 03:13 PM
Jul 2018

That damned shifty McConnell.

Have to go find the latest news on this.


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