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Trump Defies California Senators With 9th Circuit Judge Nominations
sacbee.com ^ | October 11, 2018

Posted on 10/12/2018 2:10:20 AM PDT by Helicondelta

After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators.

President Trump’s nominees for the appeals court — litigators Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay — are all based in Southern California, are prominent members of the conservative Federalist Society, and have worked for Republican administrations.

None of the three were approved by Feinstein or Harris via a process known as a “blue slip,” the senators’ offices confirmed Thursday.

“Last night the White House moved forward without consulting me, picking controversial candidates from its initial list and another individual with no judicial experience who had not previously been suggested,” Feinstein said in a statement.

“Instead of working with our office to identify consensus nominees for the 9th Circuit, the White House continues to try to pack the courts with partisan judges who will blindly support the President’s agenda, instead of acting as an independent check on this Administration,” Lily Adams, Harris’ communications director, said in a statement.

Traditionally, presidents have deferred to home state senators when nominating federal judges, agreeing not to nominate people unless those senators returned their blue slip in support of the prospective judge.

President Trump and Senate Republicans, however, have done away with that custom, angering Democrats as they pushed forward controversial nominees for appeals court posts in Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 115th; 9thcircuit; 9thcircus; angrydems; blueslip; california; danielcollins; federalistsociety; feinstein; harris; judiciary; kennethlee; ninthcircuit; ninthcircus; patrickbumatay; trumpjudiciary; winning
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1 posted on 10/12/2018 2:10:20 AM PDT by Helicondelta
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I'm sure Obama and Wm Clinton never appointed judges that were not liberals????

What a bunch of whiners and hypocrites.

2 posted on 10/12/2018 2:16:27 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Helicondelta

Good. Cram them down their throats.


3 posted on 10/12/2018 2:19:10 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Helicondelta

Gee Feinstein. No one wants to play with you? Wonder why??


4 posted on 10/12/2018 2:20:37 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Gumdrop

Thank you, Harry Reid!!!!


5 posted on 10/12/2018 2:21:04 AM PDT by nikos1121 (With Trump, we have our own Age of Pericles)
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To: Helicondelta

Sorry frankenfeinstein, you burned that blue slip with your disgusting Justice Kavinaugh character assassination.


6 posted on 10/12/2018 2:21:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: Helicondelta

The Blue Slip is a traditional courtesy of the Senate. But since Feinstein and Harris just got done smearing an entirely innocent man as a gang rapist, I think traditional courtesies are by the boards.

Maybe we can have civility again when the Democrats are run out of town on a rail, and the Democrat Party is reduced to permanent minority status.


7 posted on 10/12/2018 2:24:45 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Helicondelta

Letting Feinstein (or her new commie pinko junior sidekick Harris) have any more influence over repairing , reforming our suck broken and DANGEROUS courts —would be intolerable. Especially after feinstein’s Disgusting misconduct smearing justice Kavanaugh. INTOLERABLE!


8 posted on 10/12/2018 2:25:03 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Helicondelta

The Ninth Circus needs change more than any court in the US.


9 posted on 10/12/2018 2:25:52 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Helicondelta

My vote for Trump was the best bang for the buck I ever got:)


10 posted on 10/12/2018 2:28:00 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Jack Hammer

Well ole Obungles got one thing right in his reign of error,
“Elections have consequences and we won!”


11 posted on 10/12/2018 2:29:54 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Helicondelta

That stupid news article sounds as if Trump needs to first run names by two people before he nominates them to whatever court.


13 posted on 10/12/2018 2:31:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Gumdrop

It is traditional for the Senate to defer to the wishes of local senators when appointing Federal judges through the “blue slip” process in which senators are given a veto over judges appointed to Federal appeals courts in their state. This is McConnell’s big fat F-U to not-so-Fine-Stein and Harris.

It’s not even subtle. These are not establishment Republican Bushites, these are all male members of the Federalist Society. Paleoconservative red meat.

So much for civility. Not-so-finestine and Harris have expended all their political capital, no one will listen to their whining over this.


14 posted on 10/12/2018 2:34:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Schumer delenda est.)
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To: Helicondelta

When I read blue slip I think of Monica & Bill Clinton.


15 posted on 10/12/2018 2:38:56 AM PDT by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Jim Noble

We need to just tune out the shreaking left. They’ve been packing the courts for many decades, causing untold damage, and they know it. Screw ‘em.


16 posted on 10/12/2018 2:39:11 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Helicondelta

GO DONALD!!!! THANK YOU!! YOU ARE A FIGHTER!!!


17 posted on 10/12/2018 2:48:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: LongWayHome

“My vote for Trump was the best bang for the buck I ever got:)”

I’ll admit, I’m amazed at Trump’s performance. The guy has balls, thrives on a good fight, and keeps his promises.

Not tired of winning.


18 posted on 10/12/2018 2:50:28 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Helicondelta
From the SacBee:

... White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ... .

Influential? To whom? Those judges are nuttier than a fruitcake.

... angering Democrats as they pushed forward controversial nominees for appeals court posts in Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Controversial? Controversial to whom? The SacBee?

If the SacBee is annoyed than Trump got it right (as is usual for him).

19 posted on 10/12/2018 2:50:37 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Helicondelta

Trump held them back for six weeks just to spring them on you in the last minute.

Sound familiar?


20 posted on 10/12/2018 2:50:56 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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