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  • Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks

    09/20/2019 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 60 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 20 September 2019 | TIM RYAN
    WASHINGTON (CN) – President Donald Trump announced six new judicial nominees on Friday, including two to seats on the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit and four to federal courts in California. One of the nominees to the Ninth Circuit will be familiar to senators, as Trump has now three times chosen Patrick Bumatay for a federal judgeship. Trump first chose Bumatay, a prosecutor in the Southern District of California, for a seat on the Ninth Circuit in 2018, but the Senate never took action on the nomination. Trump tapped him for a judgeship again earlier this year, this time for...
  • Trump Chooses Florida Justices Lagoa and Luck for 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

    09/13/2019 1:29:00 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 12th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    President Donald J. Trump announced Thursday afternoon his intention to nominate two of Florida's newest Supreme Court justices, Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck, to serve as circuit judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In so doing, the president likely will reshape the ideological bent of the 11th Circuit. Florida attorneys close to both the high court and appeals court are already buzzing over the appointments. They say Lagoa and Luck will give a reliable 7-5 constitutionalist/textualist majority to the 11th Circuit, which represents Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The two Florida justices will replace Judge...
  • Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee

    09/12/2019 5:52:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 9/12/19 | BURGESS EVERETT, MARIANNE LEVINE and ELIANA JOHNSON
    Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, a major setback for the embattled nomination. Cruz (R-Texas) has informed the White House and colleagues this week that he will oppose Ozerden, according to three people familiar with the Judiciary Committee’s internal dynamics. That conservative opposition places in doubt the future of Ozerden, who is a close friend of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and whose nomination Mulvaney pushed over the objections of the White House Counsel's office.
  • President Trump nominates 12 for federal judgeships, including two from Connecticut

    08/28/2019 6:02:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 8/28/19 | Edmund Mahoney
    President Donald J. Trump nominated twelve new federal judges Wednesday, including a new federal district judge in Hartford and a new state judge for the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Trump chose William J. Nardini, 50, a senior assistant U.S. Attorney in New Haven for a seat as one of two Connecticut jurists on the influential, Manhattan-based circuit court that takes appeals from Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Nardini, if his nomination is approved by the U.S. senate, will replace retiring circuit court Judge Christopher Droney, who disclosed earlier this week that he is taking a...
  • President Trump Nominates More Judges for the Federal Bench

    08/14/2019 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | August 14, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House announced Wednesday afternoon President Trump has nominated a number of additional judges to sit on the federal bench. Here is the list: -Steven J. Menashi of New York, to serve as Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit -Jodi W. Dishman of Oklahoma, to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma -Karen S. Marston of Pennsylvania, to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania -Richard E. Myers II of North Carolina, to serve as Judge on...
  • Senate confirms 9 more judicial nominees

    07/31/2019 7:07:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 7/31/19 | Marianne Levine
    The Senate on Wednesday confirmed nine more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to the federal bench. The judicial confirmations come as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for the Senate to confirm 19 judges before it leaves Washington for a monthlong recess at the end of this week. The latest package of nominees also signals the Republican-controlled Senate is now turning its attention to the confirmation of district judges, after initially focusing on filling circuit court vacancies.
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    07/20/2019 2:24:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 129 judges confirmed. 84 District Court judges 43 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices
  • Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pushback

    07/18/2019 7:13:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies ^ | July 17, 2019 | Tim Ryan
    WASHINGTON (CN) – A Mississippi federal judge up for a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced tough questions from Republicans on Wednesday, as GOP senators and conservative legal advocacy groups have expressed rare skepticism about one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a federal appellate court. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Great Hall. “For a lifetime appointment on the court of appeals, what I think we should be looking for is a demonstrated record as a constitutionalist,” Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on Wednesday. “As I look at your judicial record, and I’ve asked you...
  • Senate confirms Trump's 43rd circuit court nominee

    07/16/2019 3:36:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 7/16/19 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 43rd circuit court nominee Tuesday, far outpacing his predecessor who only saw 19 federal appeals court judges appointed during the same period of time. The confirmation of Judge Peter Phipps to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also puts the president ahead of President George W. Bush, who saw just 30 appeals court judges appointed in his first two and a half years in office. The Senate voted 56 to 40 to confirm Judge Phipps, making him the fourth Trump appointed judge to the 3rd Circuit, which hears appeals from Delaware, New Jersey and...
  • Pres. Trump has nominated over 125 judges to the federal courts, solidifying his judicial legacy

    07/16/2019 7:54:05 AM PDT · by caww · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | Published 21 hours ago | Caleb Parke
    When the Senate approved Daniel Bress to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last week, the number ticked up to 127..... Trump is far ahead of recent presidents for appeals court confirmations, which an analyst calls the "big leagues" of the judiciary system. "There’s no question that President Trump has been 'incredibly effective at putting people on the appellate courts' — in fact, he’s gotten more than 'twice as many appeals court judges than most of the other presidents,” Mark Carl Rom, a Georgetown University government and public policy professor, told Roll Call. Trump has already...
  • Democrats withhold support for minority judges nominated by Trump (Democrats are racists!)

    07/14/2019 5:28:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 7/14/19 | Alex Swoyer
    Amul Thapar broke new ground when he became the first federal judge of South Asian descent in 2007, and over the next decade he built a record as a well-respected jurist. When President Trump nominated Judge Thapar to a seat on a federal appeals court, the American Bar Association unanimously graded him “well qualified.” Yet when the son of Indian immigrants came up for a vote on the Senate floor, not a single Democrat backed him. The process played out the same way for Neomi Rao, a daughter of Indian immigrants whom the ABA rated “well qualified” but who was...
  • Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee to California-based 9th Circuit

    07/09/2019 4:20:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 7/9/19 | Hailey Fuchs
    <p>The Senate on Tuesday confirmed another of President Trump’s nominees to the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, increasing the number of Republican-appointed judges on what is widely considered the country’s most liberal appellate court.</p> <p>Daniel Bress received party-line support in the 53-to-45 vote.</p>
  • Senate confirms Trump’s appointment to Ninth Circuit appeals court

    07/09/2019 6:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2019 | Bob Egelko
    President Trump’s nomination of Washington, D.C., attorney Daniel Bress to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday on a party-line vote, giving Trump seven appointees to a court he has regularly denounced. On the losing side of the 53-45 vote were California’s Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, who noted that the seat had been held by a Californian — Alex Kozinski, who retired last December after allegations of sexual misconduct by at least 15 female staffers — and would ordinarily be filled by a Californian. Bress, 40, was born...
  • Trump to Get Another 9th Cir. Appointment, Jay Bybee Seat Opening

    07/08/2019 1:00:31 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 11 replies
    President Donald Trump is on track to get another appointment to the largest federal appeals court. Judge Jay Bybee of the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit plans to take senior status at the end of the year, the court confirmed on Monday. Senior status is a type of semi-retirement which allows judges to keep working but relinquish their active seats. Trump has appointed six judges to the appeals court and is looking to fill other openings. Kirkland & Ellis partner Daniel Bress is awaiting consideration by the full Senate. Trump also will nominate a replacement...
  • American Restoration: 30% of judges will be Trump picks

    07/08/2019 3:14:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 7/5/19 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, who plans to have named 150 federal judges by the end of this year, is on a pace to fill 30% of the bench, a historic legacy being tied to the conservative movement to restore America. 5177RSpg60L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Legal experts said that over his first term, Trump is expected to name some 250 judges to the Supreme Court, district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Overall, there are 870 federal judges. “By the end of this year, the president will have likely nominated/confirmed almost 150 federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices; he may...
  • Liberals Go Ballistic As Senate Advances 17 Federal Judges

    06/25/2019 3:26:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 6/24/19
    Liberals are going nuts. They’re furious. All because President Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he’d do during his campaign and is reshaping the judiciary in the United States. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nominations of 17 of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, including a Ninth Circuit pick who faced questions about his ties to California. Daniel Bress received approval from the committee with a 12-10 vote, over the objections of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both California Democrats, who said Bress does not have close enough ties to California to occupy one of...
  • Senate Committee Advances Dangerous Judicial Nominee

    06/21/2019 2:56:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Daniel Bress (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit). “Bress, a young conservative ideologue, is the third nominee to the Ninth Circuit to advance over the objection of both Ranking Member Feinstein and Senator Harris this year alone. This unravelling of a long-established process is part of Trump’s efforts to reshape the courts and, in particular, to remake the Ninth Circuit, which has...
  • Seven Judges Confirmed This Week (nine if you include two Court of Claims judges)

    06/15/2019 2:30:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 119 judges confirmed. 76 District Court judges 41 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The Senate also confirmed two Court of Claims (Article I) judges, who serve for a term of 15 years. Also this week Michael Bogren withdrew his nomination to be a district judge after senators Hawley, Cruz and (trying to be MAGA) Tllis said they'd vote no in committee. Bogren was a liberal "republican" nominee recommended by Debbie Stabenow. We'll now he'll be just a lawyer. And this week the President nominated Halil Ozerden to be...
  • Idaho’s Republican senators have bill to split 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    06/13/2019 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | June 12, 2019 | Cynthia Sewell
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both Republicans, say this is too much territory and the court is overloaded with cases. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the largest in the nation, covering 20 percent of its population, according to Crapo. It accounts for nearly a third of all pending federal appeals and takes an average of 13 months to decide a case, which is almost five months...
  • Keeping That SCOTUS Majority May Mean Some Hard Choices, And Soon

    06/10/2019 2:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | June 10, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    It just takes a cursory look at the ages of current Supreme Court justice to notice that Democrats have a distinct disadvantage, for now. That’s because its two oldest justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 86 and Stephen Breyer at 80, are both long past the time when normal working folks typically trade in their work boots for fedoras and beach sandals.But SCOTUS is no ordinary job, and these are not ordinary times. Both Ginsburg and Breyer know the politics behind any potential retirement plans, and both are doubtless planning to cling to their jobs like a pair of good dentures until...