Until President Trump orders an investigation into who specifically is behind all the politically motivated crime that includes attacks on Republican politicians and everyone who supports them it wont matter who is in control of the lower courts. Everyone knows who many of these criminals are; Soros, the Clintons, Waters, Obama, just to name a few. These people are stirring up a hoard of simple minded people to do their bidding and they must be stopped. They must be charged with everything from inciting violence to espionage and put behind bars.
>> the balance of power on these courts isn’t going to change in the next two years. <<
Oh but we’ll have 6 years
Just like the ‘Resistance’ has control of all the major institutions in society with the trivial exception of the highest levels of the federal government and some state and local governments at the moment. Kicking hillary to the curb is a start but the right still is very much the underdog and has been for decades.
Look what we have seen with immigration? Some left-wing, Socialist-Democrat judge in Hawaii can wave her hand, and state that President Trump does not have the executive powers that are clearly provided to him via the Constitution and US Federal statues.
Look what happened with the Pakistani IT spying case.
And if the President ignores this "judge", the Democrats and the media scream Impeachment.
The key must be military courts, and the criminals must be prosecuted and tried as traitors.
Yeah, but now people’s attention has been drawn to what is happening. The Democrats would have preferred if no one would have noticed.
But it will change in the next 6 years!
The 1st Circuit current composition is 4 D appointed & 2 R appointed justices. This Circuit will remain D leaning for the foreseeable future.
The 2nd Circuit current composition (once vacancies are filled) will be 7 D appointed & 6 R appointed justices. The two oldest justices are D appointed (78 & 80 years old) so the court may become majority R appointed in POTUS term.
The 3rd Circuit current composition (once vacancies are filled) will be 7 D appointed & 7 R appointed justices. This court is tied in R & D appointed justices. The two oldest justices are D appointed (70 & 71 years old) so the court might become majority R appointed in POTUS term.
The 4th Circuit current composition is 9 D appointed & 6 R appointed justices. The three oldest justices are D appointed (78, 76 & 71 years old) so the court might become majority R appointed or at least tied in POTUS term.
The 5th Circuit current composition (once a vacancy is filled) will be 5 D appointed & 12 R appointed justices. The oldest justice is D appointed (82 years old). This court is solidly majority R appointed.
The 6th Circuit current composition is 5 D appointed & 11 R appointed justices. This court is solidly majority R appointed.
The 7th Circuit current composition is 2 D appointed & 9 R appointed justices. This court is solidly majority R appointed. . There are 3 elderly R justices that may go to senior status and create the opportunity for Trump appointments (82, 82 & 80 years old)
The 8th Circuit current composition is 1 D appointed & 10 R appointed justices. This court is solidly majority R appointed. There are 2 elderly R justices that may go to senior status and create the opportunity for Trump appointments (84 & 78 years old)
The 9th Circuit current composition (once vacancies are filled) will be 16 D appointed & 13 R appointed justices. The 4 oldest justices are D appointed (73, 73, 72 & 71 years old) so the court could become tied or majority R appointed in POTUS term. There is one elderly R appointed judge as well (84 years old) who may go to senior status and create the opportunity for a Trump appointment. There is a proposal to subdivide this court into 3 which would add Justice positions and leave it R appointed leaning.
The 10th Circuit current composition is 7 D appointed & 5 R appointed justices. The oldest justices are D appointed (78, 71, 71 years old). This Circuit will remain D leaning or tied for the foreseeable future.
The 11th Circuit current composition is 6 D appointed & 6 R appointed justices. This court is tied in R & D appointed justices. There is one elderly R appointed judge as well (89 years old) who may go to senior status and create the opportunity for a Trump appointment.
The District of Columbia Circuit current composition (once vacancies are filled) will be 7 D appointed & 4 R appointed justices. The oldest justices are D appointed (79 & 76 years old). This Circuit will remain D leaning for the foreseeable future.
I am hoping our VSGPOTUS finds a way to encourage the elderly R appointee jstices to move to senior status in the later half of his second term so that we dont leave any windfalls for the next administration. If that turns out to be Pompeo or another strong R no harm done but it will make it harder for the Dems to turn our country back to socialism. Senior status carries the same yearly salary and senior justices can hear as many cases as they like the exception being the few cases that are heard by the entire circuit court.
"Can anyone tell us why this article is a pantload? Heller? Heller?"
I wonder if this fool even understands the problem with this statement.
Congress created the Courts, CONGRESS can dissolve them.
Hope we pick up enough seats to do just that - and remove that dolt Grassley from Chairmanship of ANY Committee in the,Senate.
I think the Supreme Court may take on many more without oral arguments cases. The dem courts will try to defy Supreme Court rulings and they need to be smacked down regularly.
Lott is correct. We have a long way to go to fix the perversion infecting our federal judiciary.
“Consequently, the circuit courts not the Supreme Court have the final word on 99.75 percent of all cases. The lower-level district courts handled 363,000 cases.”
I think he’s missing the entire reason for the battle of Kavanaugh’s entry into the court. In the past, when the court was far more liberal than it is going to be now, many cases were not allowed to the supreme court or the litigates stopped at the lower courts as they didn’t want to waste their time and money trying for the opportunity to state their case at the highest level due to the political stance of the court. But being offered an opportunity to have a docket spot with a more conservative court is an incentive to try.
So the lower courts were being allowed by the litigates to be the final say for artificial reasons. That is the entire purpose of getting Kavanaugh in and maybe future justices of conservative values. If anything, it energizes the litigates to try so they can get a more non-liberal decision in their minds and disqualifies the lower liberal court the power of determination by appearance. And the writer of this article is trying to brain wash people in that Kavanaugh’s entry doesn’t mean anything when it does.
Trump should split the 9th Circuit in half and stack the new 12th Circuit with good judges.
1st: 4-2 RAT (No vacancies.)
2nd: 7-4 RAT (2 vacancies.)
3rd: 7-6 RAT (There is one more vacancy here, and Trump can tie this with another appointment.)
4th: 8-7 RAT (No vacancies.)
5th: 11-5 Republican (1 Vacancy.)
6th: 11-5 Republican (No vacancies.)
7th: 9-2 Republican (No vacancies.)
8th: 10-1 Republican (No vacancies.)
9th: 16-7 RAT (6 Vacancies.)
10th: 7-5 RAT (No vacancies.)
11th: 6-6 (No vacancies.)
DC Circuit: 7-3 RAT (1 Vacancy.)
Federal Circuit: 8-4 RAT (No vacancies.)
This is why I place so much emphasis on those circuit court appointments. When Obama came to office, most appointees were by Republican presidents and most circuit courts had a Strict Constructionist majority. Obama got to appoint 55 judges to the circuit courts and flipped several of them. Trump has now had 29 confirmed and this has started to flip some of them back in our favor. IIRC there are 11 more seats open right now and 179 circuit court judges in total. I’m not sure how many open up in an average year but obviously there will be a few in the next couple years. Hopefully with a few Senate seat pickups in November, Trump will have been able to have at least 45 on the circuit courts by the end of his first term. That will go a long way toward countering the damage Obama did. With a second term, Trump will be able to out appoint Obama and leave the circuit courts in better shape than they were in before Obama took office.
I’m also hoping Trump gets to replace Clarence Thomas and 3 of the Gang of Four on the SCOTUS by the end of his 2nd term.