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Senate Republicans Are Blocking Trump Appointments
11/16/2018 3:25:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | November 16, 2018 | Phil Kerpen
President Trump has hundreds of unfilled presidentially-appointed positions because Democrats have stalled the nominations process out as much as their diminished power in the post-nuclear Senate has allowed. But it is the Republican majority that has placed a total blockade on the usual safety valve for temporary appointments - the recess appointment power - by refusing to go on recess for the last two years. And with Democrats set to take the House and be in position to deny the Senate consent to recess starting January 3, there is a real possibility that President Trump will go an entire presidential...

Trump Victorious With Judicial Appointments, Thanks to Congress
11/24/2017 3:32:34 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
Newsmax ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | Wanda Carruthers
While President Donald Trump has voiced frustration with Congress in passing legislation that grabs headlines, like tax reform or changes to Obamacare, there's one arena that the president has emerged victorious — more so than any president in 45 years. Trump's success in appointments to the federal judiciary will have a longer-lasting impact, and, as far as obstruction by Democrats, "there's nothing they can do about it," CNBC reported Friday. "This Thanksgiving weekend the most grateful person in America should be President Trump. An unlikely set of benefactors has truly given him the political gift that will keep on giving,"...

Remarks by President Trump on Judicial Appointments
09/10/2020 3:58:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | September 9, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
Diplomatic Reception Room 3:45 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, my fellow Americans. Apart from matters of war and peace, the nomination of a Supreme Court justice is the most important decision an American President can make. For this reason, candidates for President owe the American people a specific list of the individuals they consider for the United States Supreme Court.Four years ago, I announced my first list of highly qualified candidates and promised to fill Justice Scalia’s vacant seat from among — from among those names.Just days after my inauguration, I kept that promise when I nominated...

Trump heads into 2020 with 'historic' judicial appointments
12/22/2019 11:37:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
Fox News ^ | December 22, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
President Trump is closing the year by increasing his already transformative impact on the federal judiciary, with 13 of his district court nominees receiving confirmation this month. That brings Trump’s total to 102 federal judges confirmed in 2019. Over the course of his administration, that total jumps to 187, including 50 to circuit courts of appeal and two Supreme Court justices. "In terms of quality and quantity, we are going to be just about No. 1 by the time we finish -- No. 1 of any president, any administration," Trump said in early November, noting that George Washington may have...

Democrats are pulling their hair out over this (President Trump's judicial appointments)
09/16/2017 5:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
CNN Opinion ^ | September 16, 2017 | Scott Jennings
Sitting atop the Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville on Monday morning was the who's who of Kentucky's legal community, all gathered to witness the investiture of John Kenneth Bush, President Donald Trump's latest appointee to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Overlooking the banks of the Ohio River, 6h Circuit Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. pointed out that the limited number of cases taken by the Supreme Court each year makes appointments to the circuit court -- the level just below the high court -- among the most important any president makes. On that score, President Trump...

Joe Scarborough Goes Full-Tilt Liberal, Rips Trump Judicial Appointments
07/31/2019 9:04:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
From today forward, Joe Scarborough should never call himself a conservative again. If there is one thing that unites all conservatives, including critics of President Trump, it's praise for his excellent judicial appointments. But on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough actually criticized President Trump's judicial nominees. If there were any doubt, that ensconces Scarborough firmly in the liberal camp. Scarborough did so in the context of saying that Marianne Williamson struck the right tone last night's Dem debate, because people aren't interested in hearing the details of Bernie's healthcare plan. Instead, claimed Scarborough: "Americans want to hear about how Donald Trump...

Rick Scott moves to throw Barbara Pariente off judicial appointments case
11/21/2017 6:14:34 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies
Florida Politics ^ | 11/20/2017 | Jim Rosica
Gov. Rick Scott is moving to remove Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a legal challenge to his judicial appointment power... The motion also refers to statements made by Pariente while campaigning for retention... “A vote ‘yes’ will be a vote to retain me and the other two justices … A vote ‘no’ will give Gov. Scott the right to make his appointments, which will result in partisan political appointments.” “Gov. Scott strongly believes that all Floridians deserve judges that are impartial, fair and non-partisan...” “Justice Pariente’s past remarks cast grave doubt on her ability to take an objective...”...

Democrats Set the Rules on Blocking Judicial Nominations
02/15/2016 5:17:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
PJ Media ^ | February 15, 2016 | Debra Heine
With the untimely death of Antonin Scalia Saturday, President Barack Obama has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime to tilt the Supreme Court to the left for decades to come. It's also given Democrats an issue to demagogue from now until election day and beyond. About an hour after Scalia's death was confirmed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "threw down the gauntlet," announcing that the Senate would not be confirming a replacement for him until after the 2016 election, a move Politico called, "an historic rebuke of President Obama's authority and an extraordinary challenge to the practice of...

Kamala Harris Just Proved That Impeachment Is About Blocking Trump’s Judicial Nominees
01/16/2020 8:33:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
PJ Media ^ | January 16, 2020 | Matt Margolis
With a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump has been remaking the judiciary with record speed. Approximately 25 percent of circuit court judges are Trump appointees, and Democrats just can't stand that. It seems that throughout Trump's presidency they've come up with various unconstitutional schemes to thwart Trump's ability to make his mark on the judicial branch of our federal government. ~snip~ Now that the Democrats' partisan impeachment has reached the Senate, failed 2020 presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is making a similar argument to put the brakes on Trump's making the judiciary great again. “Today,...

Judicial Coup: Question, what is to stop liberal judges from blocking EVERYTHING Trump does?
02/10/2017 9:43:19 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 82 replies

I think we are just seeing the tip of the iceburg here. Liberals courts are not just going to block the travel ban. IMO they are going to try to stop Trump from doing EVERYTHING from now on. So what can be done about it?

Transgender judicial candidate Jill Rose Quinn declares victory in her Cook County judicial candidate primary bid. She could be Illinois’ first transgender elected official.
03/18/2020 9:39:16 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2020 | Gregory Pratt
For years, Chicago attorney Jill Rose Quinn has wanted to be a judge. But for the longest time, Quinn said, she didn’t think she could land a seat on the bench. “I didn’t think the people would accept a transgender judge,” Quinn told the Tribune. But on Tuesday night, with most precincts reporting, Quinn declared victory after taking a large lead in her bid to become the Democratic nominee for a Cook County judicial vacancy. If she holds on, that likely would make her the fourth openly transgender judge across the country and the first transgender candidate in Illinois voted...

The Right Should Be Relieved SCOTUS Rejected Judicial Activism In Texas v. Pennsylvania: Conservatives must rediscover their opposition to judicial overreach
12/15/2020 7:03:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
The Federalist ^ | 12/15/2020 | Adam Carrington, Hillsdale College
The Warren Court holds a special place of derision within the conservative imagination. The term refers to the 1953-1969 timeframe when Chief Justice Earl Warren held sway over the U.S. Supreme Court. The right has understood this court as inaugurating and modeling the modern iteration of “judicial activism.”Conservative critics of the Warren Court period hold that, through a series of heavy-handed interventions, it undermined essential elements of American government, including the rule of law, popular sovereignty, and federalism. The right’s evolution toward working-class populism should only increase antipathy toward the Warren Court and its rule by elitist judicial fiat.This makes...

Congressional Recess Appointments
04/08/2018 8:44:43 AM PDT · by RideForever · 9 replies
4/8/18 | vanity
Where are they? Seems like a wasted opportunity to get the DOJ Assistant Attorneys for the 5 major divisions within the DOJ.

Lindsey likes Biden's appointments ...
12/14/2020 9:38:16 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
twitter ^ | Dec 14 | Bill Scher
@billscher Also in here, Lindsey Graham: "praised the announced selection of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, saying he would support a waiver" "said ... Janet Yellen 'would be fine for Treasury from my point of view'" "mentioned that he has long known Antony Blinken"

Summaries from Appointments Analyses At Day 180 (7/18/2021)
08/01/2021 3:00:10 PM PDT · by wildcard_redneck · 1 reply
White House Transition Project ^ | 8/1/2021 | White House Transition Project
This page provides documents the pace of appointments in the current presidential transition and by comparison with predecessors in the modern appointments era (beginning with the Reagan presidency).[warning, this site proves McConnell is totally useless for Republican voters- wildcard_redneck]

Drill Down on Federal Tax Court Appointments
11/20/2019 6:19:00 AM PST · by JayGalt · 21 replies
Free Republic ^ | 11/19/19 | Presidential Actions
Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice L. Paige Marvel, term expiring. Christian N. Weiler, of Louisiana, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice Albert G. Lauber, term expiring.

Limited Government and Presidential Appointments
02/15/2016 1:57:14 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
Illinois Review ^ | February 15, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
Reflections on Presidential Appointments, in the wake of losing Justice Scalia... Article II of the Constitution begins, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” It then goes on to stipulate how the president shall be chosen, what his powers are, and how he may be removed, when necessary to protect the nation. Subsequent amendments have clarified the matters of election and removals, and we have had all manners of presidents in these 227 years – old and young, firm and meek, principled and “open-minded”... But regardless of how they came to their...

SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says
06/21/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
Reuters ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution. The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges who....

Synod Appointments Promise October Fireworks
06/18/2015 6:28:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 reply
Crux ^ | 6/16/15 | Michael O’Loughlin
ROME — A Belgian bishop who has called on the Church to welcome same-sex couples will get to bring his case straight to Pope Francis. The Vatican announced Tuesday that Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp will serve as a delegate to October’s Synod on the Family. His appointment adds intellectual heft and star power to the liberal flank of bishops pushing for the Church to change how it approaches Catholics living in “irregular situations.” Bonny’s views, however, may be vigorously resisted by other synod members announced by the Vatican Tuesday, including prelates from Africa and Poland. Bonny, 59, made waves...

Biden’s Appointments Speak to an Extremist Agenda
01/11/2022 4:43:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 11, 2022 | Ken Blackwell
He was packaged to American voters as “Lunch Bucket Joe,” a moderate, a voice of reason who would bring factions together and sooth a “suffering” nation. In his inaugural address, resident Biden repeated this message, stating, “Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation.” But a casual review of several his political appointments raise serious questions about the cultivated image of Biden as a unifier and a centrist. The administration has nominated a series of individuals with far-left political views and many with a history of divisive...
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