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  • Left To State Supreme Court Candidate: You Can’t Be A Good Judge Because You’re A Christian

    02/18/2019 1:57:10 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2019 | Joy Pullmann
    Judge Brian Hagedorn is being publicly trashed for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when he was in law school discussing court cases about abortion and gay sex. With six weeks left until election day in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race, several far-left organizations are using media outlets to amplify a smear campaign against a judge based on his Christianity. Brian Hagedorn, a current Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge and former Scott Walker legal counsel, is being publicly trashed for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when...
  • Immigration judges say they’re leaving jobs because of Trump policies

    02/13/2019 7:55:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Immigration judges are reportedly leaving their roles or anticipating their departures citing sweeping changes to the court under Trump administration policies, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. Judges told the outlet that they and their colleagues are departing their posts due to concerns about their jobs becoming politicized, as well as the increasing backlog driven in part by the administration's policies ending immigration judges' ability to indefinitely suspend certain cases and new restrictions on when asylum can be granted. BuzzFeed reported that the case backlog for immigration judges has reached more than 800,000 under the Trump administration, while wait times have reached...
  • The Constitution Rejects the Premise of Judicial Supremacy. So Should All Americans.

    02/12/2019 8:45:08 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 12, 2019 | Carson Holloway
    Americans today are inclined to accept, without thinking much about it, the idea of judicial supremacy. We think that the federal courts—and especially the Supreme Court—have an extensive discretion to decide for us the big questions of public policy that come before the nation. After all, the Supreme Court has taken upon itself the authority to decide whether and to what extent abortion may be regulated, and, more recently, to decide the definition of marriage. Moreover, we think that that court’s decisions on such questions are final, that there is no way the people or their representatives can effectively assert...
  • Harris, Feinstein fume after White House re-nominates two conservative California judges

    01/31/2019 9:59:49 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Alex Pappas
    California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris lashed out at the White House after President Trump, under pressure from conservative activists, re-nominated two conservative California judges to the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court over their opposition. “We are deeply disappointed that the White House has chosen to re-nominate Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee to the Ninth Circuit,” Feinstein and Harris said in a joint statement late Wednesday. “We made clear our opposition to these individuals and told the White House we wanted to work together to come to consensus on a new package of nominees.”
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO LEAVE LEADERSHIP POSTS AMID CLAIMS SHE RETALIATED AGAINST RAPE VICTIM

    01/23/2019 4:16:59 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2019 | chuck ross
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by a foundation supervisor. Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus. She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
  • Are Democrats Testing a Future Strategy against Amy Coney Barrett?

    01/15/2019 5:00:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11 Jan, 2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) targeted Buescher during his confirmation hearing and in written questions late last year, suggesting that his Catholic beliefs would lead him to rule against abortion rights, as well as that his membership in the Knights could be enough to disqualify him from serving as a...
  • Lawless Federal Judges Are Winning Their War against the Trump Administration

    01/15/2019 1:37:00 PM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | January 14, 2019 | David French
    Sunday’s injunction against Trump-administration religious-freedom rules is nothing but judicial #Resistance. It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a judicial equivalent of a one-way ratchet. The pattern is clear: Step One: The Obama administration uses its executive power to implement a progressive policy (such as DACA or the contraceptive mandate). Step Two: The Trump administration uses its executive power to repeal the Obama-administration action and implement a more conservative policy. Step Three: Progressive plaintiffs file suit in a...
  • Senators Wonder If Catholics Are Qualified to Be Judges [semi-satire]

    01/02/2019 8:39:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif) are concerned that judicial nominee Brian Buescher's membership in the Knights of Columbus—a Catholic charity—might disqualify him from being confirmed as a federal judge. "In general, Catholics are kind of out of step with the values I think we want our country to have," Hirono said. "Their belief that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman and their opposition to abortion are at odds with the law. Joining the Knights of Columbus demonstrates a degree of religious fanaticism beyond that of the typical Sunday churchgoer. Should we put such...
  • One Texas county just swore in 17 black female judges

    01/01/2019 6:30:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | January 1, 2019 | By AJ Willingham
    A new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials in Harris County, Texas, and among them were 17 black female judges. The group of women, who were part of a local democratic campaign called "Black Girl Magic Texas," first made history -- and headlines -- when they won their respective midterm elections in November. Together, they make up what is believed to be the largest group of black female judges to be elected at the same time in Harris County history.
  • Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed

    12/30/2018 10:20:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Bruce Golding
    The Texas judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional earlier this month agreed Sunday to stay his decision from taking effect until it can be appealed. Federal Judge Reed O’Connor said he didn’t believe 17 state attorneys general, led by California’s Xavier Becerra, would prevail in their challenge of his blockbuster ruling. “But because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the Court finds that the December 14, 2018 Order declaring the Individual Mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,” he wrote in the 30-page order.
  • democrats open a new line of attack on judges: "Are you now or have you ever been a Catholic?"

    12/23/2018 9:41:53 AM PST · by Starman417 · 49 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-18 | DrJohn
    democrats endeavor for nothing so ardently as they do in their search for something by which to be offended. If that something happens to be a tool used to batter the political opposition so much the better. Today's example is represented by dem Sens. Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono. The two of them demonstrate how the power of stupidity can be multiplied when combined instead of the just added. They have concluded that being Catholic can lead to a fatal flaw which fatally compromises one's ability to sit as a Federal judge. That flaw? Joining a group known for its hatred,...
  • Judge Theresa Brennan arraigned on 3 felonies, released on bond (MI)

    12/19/2018 8:39:29 AM PST · by polymuser · 8 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 12-18-18 | Kayla Daugherty
    Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan was arraigned on perjury and two other felony charges Tuesday morning in a Livingston County courtroom. Genesee County Judge G. David Guinn ordered Brennan to surrender her passport and set a bond that doesn't require payment for her to be released. Brennan was charged last week with perjury, tampering with evidence and common law offenses by the Michigan Attorney General's office.
  • "An Impossible Son, an Impossible Deliverance" (Advent sermon on Judges 13:2-7 and Luke 1:26-38)

    12/12/2018 9:16:02 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 12, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “An Impossible Son, an Impossible Deliverance” (Judges 13:2-7; Luke 1:26-38) It was an impossible situation. For forty years, Israel had been suffering under the oppression of the Philistines. The Philistines were looting their cities and ravaging their countryside. It was a period of great distress. Israel was in a dark and hopeless time. Often, though, in God’s way of doing things, dark and hopeless times give birth to new hope and renewed faith. So the Lord heard the Israelites’ cries of distress and did for them what was humanly impossible: He delivered them from the hand of the Philistines. But...
  • Judicial Nightmare: Jeff Flake Has Pretty Much Destroyed His Party's Agenda On Judges This Year

    12/05/2018 3:10:00 PM PST · by Signalman · 83 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12/5/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is leaving, but not quietly. The immensely unpopular Republicanhas decided to totally trashhis party’s judicial agenda. Flake is the key 11thvote on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he’s not budging until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a binding vote on a billprotecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation. It’s frustrating. It’s deplorable. And it just comes to show you why Flake would never have won re-election if he decided to execute a suicidal banzai charge concerning that effort. He would have been knocked off in a primary, but I digress....
  • Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

    11/28/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week. The cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been...
  • Marc Thiessen: Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

    11/25/2018 6:24:57 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/ 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    For someone trying to demonstrate that the judiciary is not political, getting into a political fight with the president sure is a funny way to do it. ... Even Roberts's fellow justices know there is a difference. If there were no Obama judges or Trump judges, then why did Anthony Kennedy wait for Trump's election to announce his retirement? And why doesn't Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just retire now and let Trump nominate her replacement? Because they both want a president who would appoint a successor who shares their judicial philosophy. (And, lo and behold, Trump appointed a former Kennedy...
  • After rare rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts, Trump fires back on Twitter

    11/21/2018 5:37:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 145 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21st, 2018 | By Cheyenne Haslett
    Chief Justice John Roberts rebutted President Donald Trump's recent criticism that the recent ruling against the administration's asylum policy on migrants was issued by an "Obama judge". “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts, who originally responded to the Associated Press, said via a statement issued from the Supreme Court's press office. "What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.” The president responded directly to the...
  • In rare rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts slams Trump for comment about 'Obama judge'

    11/21/2018 10:17:13 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/21/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump's description of a judge who ruled against Trump's new migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge." It's the first time that the leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him. Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges." He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press.
  • Former Ohio Judge Who Beat His Wife Is Arrested in Her Stabbing Death

    11/19/2018 5:01:40 PM PST · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 19 November 2018 | Matthew Haag
    Mr. Mason, 51, a former high-ranking Democratic state lawmaker and a top county prosecutor, had not been formally charged as of Monday morning in the death of his wife, Aisha Fraser Mason.
  • Judiciary Committee continues processing Trump's judicial picks after midterms

    11/13/2018 10:35:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Senators returned to Washington Tuesday and immediately picked up where they left off — processing President Trump’s judicial nominees, over the objections of Democrats. The Judiciary Committee held a hearing for Paul B. Matey, nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and for four district court picks. Mr. Matey’s nomination is particularly controversial because it marks another round in the fight over Senate traditions and courtesies and their abuse in the era of Mr. Trump. Mr. Matey is slated to fill a seat on the appeals court that’s traditionally ascribed to New Jersey. But that state’s senators, both...