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  • Immigration judges suing the Trump administration over gag rule saying it violates their right to free speech

    07/01/2020 4:28:48 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2020 | Charles Davis
    In January, the Trump administration issued a rule prohibiting immigration judges from speaking about their job or their take on US policy. The one exception is judges who serve in their union. But the Trump administration is also trying to decertify that union. On July 1, the National Association of Immigration Judges filed a lawsuit alleging that the administration is violating the right to free speech. "We are in the midst of an urgent public debate about immigration reform in this country and some of the most crucial voices in that debate are being silenced," Ramya Krishnan, staff attorney at...
  • Ex-judge urges court to sentence Michael Flynn despite DOJ bid to drop case

    06/10/2020 3:16:12 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    A former judge appointed to oppose the Justice Department’s request to drop its case against Michael Flynn urged sentencing to move ahead in a court filing Wednesday, arguing the government’s request to dismiss the case has only “pretextual” justification. Ex-Judge John Gleeson said in a DC federal court filing that “[t]he facts surrounding the filing of the Government’s motion constitute clear evidence of gross prosecutorial abuse. They reveal an unconvincing effort to disguise as legitimate a decision to dismiss that is based solely on the fact that Flynn is a political ally of President Trump.”--- U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
  • McConnell Is Pushing Through Another Trump Judge Who’s Gunning for Obamacare

    05/20/2020 5:35:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 5/20/20 | MARK JOSEPH STERN
    Wilson might as well have been hatched in a Federalist Society lab; his lengthy political record reveals a deep commitment to Republicans’ political goals. Alliance for Justice, a progressive group that has opposed most of Trump’s judicial nominees, compiled a record of Wilson’s many controversial positions. Examples of his partisanship are not difficult to find. Wilson called Barack Obama “King Barack,” “petty and small,” “a fit-throwing teenager,” the “Anointed One,” a “radical leftist,” and “shrill, dishonest, and intellectually bankrupt.” He charged Obama with running the “most paranoid and politicized White House since Nixon.” He has also called Hillary Clinton “Crooked...
  • Memo To Mitch McConnell: You Won’t Get Judges If You Don’t Hold Resistance Accountable For Russia Hoax

    05/15/2020 5:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    For Americans hoping Senate Republicans might finally engage the Russia collusion hoax seriously, last night’s interview of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by “Special Report’s” Bret Baier was a tremendous disappointment. McConnell better figure out quickly that if he doesn’t hold the Resistance accountable for the Russia hoax that harmed his party and the entire country for many years, he won’t have a majority in the next term. If it helps to motivate him, he should remember that not having the majority in the next term means he won’t get to confirm judges, an issue he hopes will be his...
  • Judge in case against transgender runners won’t allow attorneys to call the biological men ‘males’

    05/11/2020 12:02:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 11, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny, a Bill Clinton appointee who Obama tried unsuccessfully to elevate to the federal appellate court, said in an April 16 conference call with the attorneys that they had to abide by his politically-correct terminology for the student-athletes at the heart of the case, according to a transcript obtained by the National Review. “What I’m saying is you must refer to them as ‘transgender females” rather than as ‘males.’ Referring to these individuals as ‘transgender females’ is consistent with science, common practice and perhaps human decency. To refer to them as ‘males,’ period, is not accurate,...
  • McConnell, Schumer spar over health of lawmakers as Senate convenes for first time in weeks

    05/04/2020 2:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The Senate on Monday convened for the first time since March 25 as Democrats and Republicans clashed over the health of senators, as well as GOP efforts to confirm federal judges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling his fellow lawmakers “essential workers” as he defended the decision to return to the Senate amid the outbreak, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., roundly criticized Democrats for obstructing the confirmation of judges and key government posts for months and forcing the Senate to hold roll calls and floor votes during the public health crisis. “The deadly coronavirus does not take time off...
  • David French Needs To Stop Slandering Trump-Supporting Christians

    04/24/2020 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Natanial Blake
    French has slandered his Christian brothers and sisters by writing that 'millions of Trump-supporting white Evangelicals no longer care about character.' David French remains very disappointed that many of his fellow evangelicals support President Donald Trump. He has used the Wuhan virus pandemic to reiterate and expand his arguments against the president’s character and competence (spoiler: He still thinks Trump is too wicked and incompetent for Christians to vote for him).But he ignores that evangelical support for Trump, warts and all, is justified by principles French has urged on us — namely, that ours is not a Christian nation...
  • Progressive group knocks McConnell for talking judicial picks during coronavirus

    04/04/2020 7:50:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 04 2020 | Jordain Carney
    The liberal group Demand Justice is knocking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for discussing judicial nominations during the coronavirus pandemic, urging voters to tell him "no more distractions." The progressive outside group is going up with a digital ad, obtained by The Hill ahead of its release, that will run on both Facebook and Instagram, targeting Kentucky and national audiences. "The country needs emergency relief now, not more extremist judges who will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act and take away health care from millions when they need it most. American lives are at stake. McConnell needs to...
  • A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts. President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.

    03/15/2020 4:42:25 AM PDT · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 14, 2020 | Rebecca R. Ruiz, Robert Gebeloff, Steve Eder and Ben Protess
    As a Republican candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, Don R. Willett flaunted his uncompromising conservatism, boasting of endorsements from groups with “pro-life, pro-faith, pro-family” credentials. “I intend to build such a fiercely conservative record on the court that I will be unconfirmable for any future federal judicial post — and proudly so,” a Republican rival quoted him telling party leaders. Judge Willett served a dozen years on the Texas bench. But rather than disqualifying him, his record there propelled him to the very job he had deemed beyond reach. President Trump nominated him to a federal appeals court, and...
  • Judicial Nominees Reported out of Judiciary Today

    03/05/2020 3:10:09 PM PST · by JayGalt · 8 replies
    Senate ^ | March 5th 2020 | Senate Judiciary Committee
    John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Stanley Blumenfeld, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Grace Karaffa Obermann, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  • Darien woman, Obama contributor, named by Trump to bench in New York

    02/28/2020 8:05:24 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | 2/27/20 | Jordan Fenster
    A Darien woman has been named by President Donald Trump to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jennifer H. Rearden, a partner in the litigation and crisis management practice groups at New York City-based firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, lives in Darien according to her Facebook page.... In 2008, she donated $2,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign, and Rearden has contributed repeatedly to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Gillibrand’s Off the Sidelines PAC which works to get more women elected to office. Rearden has donated to several Democratic campaigns, according to Federal Elections Commission...
  • LA Times: Trump Has ‘Flipped’ the 9th Circuit, ‘Shockwave’ of New Judges

    02/24/2020 11:43:09 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/24/2020 | Nick Arama
    The Ninth Circuit has been known as a bastion of liberal activism for years. It was perhaps the best example of everything that President Donald Trump was elected to try to correct, with a return to what the Court is actually supposed to be doing, adhering to the Constitution and not to political activism.
  • “Shock Wave”: LA Times Troubled By Trump’s “Flipping” Of The 9th Circuit; "Even More Pronounced Tilt Expected Ahead"

    02/22/2020 8:41:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    If it’s not “the economy, stupid,” as James Carville famously exhorted, then it’s the judiciary, smarty-pants. Those two issues turn out Republicans and conservatives more than any others in presidential elections, and it’s a sure bet the latter is why reluctant conservatives rallied to Donald Trump in 2016 — well, most of them, anyway. And Trump has delivered in both areas, but especially on judicial appointments.His biggest triumph — shared by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — could well be the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the famously far-left appellate panel. The Los Angeles Times calls Trump’s ten appointments...
  • Eleven Nominations Sent to the Senate (10 District Judges for Ca)

    02/13/2020 12:23:18 PM PST · by JayGalt · 58 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 2/13/2020 | The White House Office of the Press Secretary
    NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Adam L. Braverman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice Roger T. Benitez, retired. John W. Holcomb, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice Dean D. Pregerson, retired. Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice John A. Houston, retired. Steve Kim, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice Beverly Reid O’Connell, deceased. Sandy Nunes Leal, of California, to be United...
  • vanity - Possible reason for no indictments (yet)?

    02/08/2020 3:40:41 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 76 replies
    self | 2/8/20 | NewJerseyJoe
    As we've heard about increasing numbers of sealed indictments over the last couple of years, a lot of people (myself included) have been asking, "WHEN is the justice going to begin?" Different reasons have been advanced: waiting for IG's report, waiting for Durham's report, waiting until all the i's are dotted, etc. And there's probably a lot of truth to those. However, when I heard Trump's speech on the day after acquittal, he mentioned the number of federal judges appointed -- now 191 confirmed. And that got me to thinking... maybe Trump had to restore the judiciary first, to handle...
  • McConnell tees up five Trump judges after impeachment trial wraps

    02/05/2020 6:25:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 05 2020 | Jordain Carney
    With the weeks-long impeachment trial ending Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is wasting no time turning the chamber's focus back to his self-professed top priority: confirming judicial nominations. McConnell teed up five judicial nominations for votes on the Senate floor as the chamber wrapped up its work for the week. The Senate is expected to take its first procedural vote on the slate Monday evening, when Republicans will need a simple majority to end the debate on Andrew Brasher's nomination to be a judge on the Eleventh Circuit. Once Brasher is confirmed, the Senate will turn to the...
  • Judge found dead ahead of Michael Avenatti trial

    02/04/2020 1:10:20 AM PST · by Jaysin · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-3-2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Deborah A. Batts, the nation’s first openly gay federal judge, has died. She was 72. Batts was found dead on Monday, three months before she was set to preside over a trial of California lawyer Michael Avenatti on charges that he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels, a former client, of proceeds of a book deal. No cause of death was immediately released. In June 1994, Batts was sworn in after a smooth confirmation process following her appointment to the bench by President Bill Clinton. During her confirmation proceedings, it was never mentioned that she was a lesbian....
  • Codes of Conduct From the Swamp

    01/30/2020 8:34:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 30, 2020 | Emmett Tyrell
    Washington -- Dare we call it the Trump Revolution? We call the presidency of Ronald Reagan the Reagan Revolution. Well, consider what President Donald Trump has achieved in but three years. He has revived the economy with ample growth, historically low levels of unemployment and efficiencies in the economy thanks to the removal of unnecessary stultifying regulations. He promises more if reelected. He has assured international peace and stability. Becoming a prominent terrorist is no longer a smart career choice. Longevity can be problematic. And the president has assured a judicial system stocked with men and women who really believe...
  • President Trump Addresses March for Life LIVE

    01/24/2020 9:29:37 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Best election, best POTUS, evah!
  • Basra - Gunmen kill senior judge in southern Iraq

    02/12/2005 12:45:27 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 258+ views
    Reuters | February 12, 2005
    BASRA, Iraq, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen assassinated a senior judge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, a Reuters witness and doctors said. Video footage showed the body of the judge, Taha al-Amiri, lying in a hospital mortuary following the attack. Witnesses said his vehicle was stopped by four masked gunmen as he drove through the centre of Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the far south of the country. Two of the gunmen got out and opened fire, killing the judge instantly. His driver was wounded in the attack. It is the second assassination...