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  • 'MSNBC Republican' Michael Steele: Give Me Angry Dem Judges Over 'Stupid' GOP Ones

    12/04/2021 4:29:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How total is Michael Steele's transformation from RNC chairman to Democrat sycophant? On today's Morning Joe, Steele, an MSNBC analyst and member of the disgraced Lincoln Project, slurred Republican judicial appointees while expressing his preference for Democrat nominees. Steele was commenting on Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana telling Biden judicial nominee Dale Ho that he found him, based on his social media attacks on Republicans and conservatives, to be an "angry" man. Said Steele: "Did Senator Kennedy take a look at some of the nominations that Donald Trump put before? There were people he voted for who never appeared...
  • Why It Would Be Ridiculous For Amy Coney Barrett To Recuse From Election Cases

    10/05/2020 11:05:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Erielle Davidson
    The notion that Barrett must recuse herself or ‘categorically sit on the sidelines until the President who nominated [her] has left office’ is entirely antithetical to precedent.It seems Democrats are determined to rely on the same worn playbook of appealing to “norms” that do not exist. Their latest attempt to obstruct the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett includes a particularly ridiculous demand: that Barrett agrees to recuse herself from any future case that may arise in relation to the 2020 presidential election.Democrats are citing a fictitious standard that has no basis in reality in much the same way they...
  • In DC, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vigil Speakers Prep For Kavanaugh 2.0

    09/20/2020 4:46:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 20, 2020 | A.K Austen
    A vigil speaker declared that her organization and its allies would do whatever it takes to keep the Senate from holding hearings on a new Trump nominee, no matter who it is. In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) quickly signaled how vicious the last two months of this election season will be.Both senators spoke at a vigil for Ginsburg Saturday night. The vigil was organized by Demand Justice, the group that led the charge against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, as well as a coalition of leftist activist...
  • The Next President Will Cement Or Erase Conservative Control Of The Courts

    09/08/2020 6:57:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 8, 2020 | Mike Davis
    The next president will likely solidify a lasting majority on the courts of appeals, either cementing President Trump’s judicial legacy or largely undoing it. Our nation’s courts are nearing a tipping point. During President Trump’s first term, he has achieved a slim conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court (5 of 9) and has evened the score in the critically important federal courts of appeals, which are the final stop for more than 99 percent of all federal appeals.Now, data compiled by the Article III Project (A3P) shows that the next president will likely solidify a lasting majority on the...
  • 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...
  • Five Judges Confirmed This Week (confirmations in triple digits now!)

    05/04/2019 3:17:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 102 judges confirmed. 63 District Court judges 37 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices
  • In Act of Defiance, Democrat Stalls Obama Choice for Court

    01/06/2012 6:23:47 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/5/2012 | KATE ZERNIKE
    When a Democratic president nominates a federal judge from a state with two Democratic senators — and the Senate itself is controlled by Democrats — a speedy confirmation hearing typically follows. But in an unusual case of intraparty defiance, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is holding up President Obama’s nomination of a judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the only time a Democrat has tried to block one of Mr. Obama’s judicial nominees. Mr. Menendez would not comment. But the nominee, Patty Shwartz, has been in a relationship for more than two decades...
  • Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

    08/12/2008 12:46:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 203+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/12/8 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    New York (AP) -- No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday. Mukasey used his sharpest words yet to criticize the senior leaders who took part in or failed to stop illegal hiring practices during the tenure of his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales. But, he told delegates to the American Bar Association annual meeting, "Not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime. In this instance, the two joint reports found only...
  • Specter queries White House hopefuls on judges

    04/15/2008 1:22:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 64+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Republican Sen. Arlen Specter has a suggested question for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate: Ask the candidates if they support faster confirmation of judicial nominations. Specter said Tuesday he sent letters to Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as Republican nominee-in-waiting Sen. John McCain posing that question. He shared the letters with ABC News, sponsor of the debate. Specter, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, wrote that he wants to take, or "discharge," three appellate court nominations from the committee and bring them straight to the Senate floor for a vote. "I write...
  • White House Resubmits 6 Court Nominees

    11/15/2006 2:38:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 51 replies · 1,613+ views
    AP ^ | 11/15/6 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    The Bush administration, trying to push through judicial nominations before Republicans lose control of the Senate, on Wednesday resubmitted the names of six nominees who Democrats say are too conservative for the federal bench. Five of the nominees in question were the subject of an angry exchange in August when Democrats charged that their selection was a sop to the president's conservative base. The White House submitted six names Wednesday: Terrence Boyle of North Carolina and William James Haynes II of Virginia to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.; Michael Brunson Wallace of Mississippi to the...
  • The Rumor about John Paul Stevens

    11/06/2006 8:37:23 AM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 48 replies · 4,064+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 4, 2006 | Sean Rushton The Rumor About John Paul Stevens by Sean Rushton Nov 04, 2006 For weeks, commentators have speculated that significant numbers of conservatives, alienated by over-spending, the Iraq War, and other perceived GOP disappointments, will stay home on Election Day, giving one or both Houses of Congress to Democrats. But for those who care about reforming the Supreme Court, sitting this one out may soon look like a mistake of historic proportions. For the past several weeks, there has been a rumor circulating among high-level officials in Washington, D.C., that a member of the U.S. Supreme Court has received grave...
  • Halloween Scare: Harry and Nancy Send Chills Through Conservatives

    11/02/2006 8:18:26 AM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 10 replies · 763+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 31, 2006 | Kay Daly Judiciary Halloween Scare: Harry and Nancy Send Chills Through Conservatives by Kay R. Daly Posted Oct 31, 2006 Imagine it is 2007. Imagine further that the leftists’ hopes and dreams for the decimation of the GOP congressional majorities has happened. Can you see the beehive of activity that ensues? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) are presiding over their new committee chairmen who are busily attempting to dismantle anything that has the faint aroma of the GOP agenda. Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) is holding hearings to roll back the tax cuts...
  • The Envelope Please....Alito Hearing Week Awards

    01/14/2006 1:03:37 PM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 34 replies · 2,303+ views
    People for the Alito Way ^ | January 13, 2006 | People for the Alito Way
    PEOPLE FOR THE ALITO WAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 13, 2006 THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…… ALITO HEARING WEEK AWARDS (WASHINGTON , DC ) – People for the Alito Waytoday released a list of awards for those Senators who truly distinguished themselves during the nomination hearing of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Congratulations to all the winners! Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) “It’s All About Me” Award Senator Joe Biden holds the record this week for asking the longest questions of the entire hearing, and that’s saying something! In one thirty-minute session, Biden spoke for 24 minutes and Alito...
  • Another skeleton, (In Miers Closet)

    10/24/2005 5:56:40 AM PDT · by aceintx · 221 replies · 3,694+ views
    The Washington Times, Inside Politics ^ | October 24, 2005 | By Greg Pierce
    Another skeleton Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers was deeply involved in an American Bar Association scheme that forces lawyers to pool their clients' funds into checking accounts and pass on the interest to "public interest" law firms, Evan Gahr reports at The program, known as Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, was intended to provide legal services to the poor but often ends up promoting left-wing causes, Mr. Gahr said. IOLTA has helped fund "a panoply of left-wing advocates, including a California group that sued to overturn the state's parental consent law for abortion, a gay organization that...
  • McCain’s Blunder

    10/06/2005 11:21:55 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 92 replies · 3,740+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/06/05 | Mark R. Levin
    October 06, 2005, 1:49 p.m. A liberal minority in the Senate will have the upper hand. I am hearing two primary arguments for Harriet Miers by those who are close to the president: 1. The president knows her, believes she is the best candidate, and we should trust him because his past judicial picks have been excellent; and 2. There are not enough Republican votes in the Senate to win an ideological fight over a nominee like Michael Luttig, Edith Jones, or Janice Rogers Brown. I and others have already addressed the first point at some length over the last...
  • NOW declares 'state of emergency,' plans march after news of O'Connor's retirement

    07/02/2005 7:18:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeGadfly · 70 replies · 2,936+ views
    AP ^ | July 2, 2005 | Rose French
    NOW declares 'state of emergency,' plans march after news of O'Connor's retirement ASSOCIATED PRESS ROSE FRENCH Sat July 2, 2005 09:41 EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The president of the National Organization for Women declared a ``state of emergency'' for women's rights and planned a march on the state Capitol as news of Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement reverberated through the group's annual convention. NOW president Kim Gandy told about 800 NOW members Friday that women need to send a message that they won't tolerate ``extremist'' judges who set back women's rights. ``This is our time. This is our challenge,'' Gandy...
  • Benchmark for Future Nominees

    06/14/2005 9:53:51 AM PDT · by My2Cents · 11 replies · 552+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/14/05 | Tod Lindberg
    It is beginning to dawn on Democrats that the compromise in the Senate that averted the "nuclear option" over judges was not the victory they thought it was. Republicans, meanwhile, are beginning to come to terms with what it means to get not half a loaf, but I'd say three-quarters to seven-eighths, rather than the whole.
  • The Constitution, version 2.0

    06/06/2005 10:20:04 AM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies · 925+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 4, 2005 | Alan Sears
    During the next 15 years, the United States could see some incredible transformations. Every young adult would be given $80,000 via a new tax on the "rich." Felons would be allowed to vote. A second Bill of Rights would be instituted, complete with a slew of new entitlements to ensure social and economic "equality." And most amazingly, no one will need – or even be allowed – to vote on these sweeping changes. Unelected judges could simply mandate each of them – for our own good, of course. None of these changes are inevitable, but lest you chalk it all...
  • Compromise is Unconstitutional

    05/24/2005 8:14:07 PM PDT · by AndyMeyers · 45 replies · 1,004+ views
    The "Compromise" on Judicial Nominations is Unconstitutional The sellout by the seven John McCain-led Republicans on judicial nominations has undermined the majority rule of the Republican Party. The Democrats have a right to celebrate they won on all counts. By agreeing to allow votes on three of the ten Bush nominees the Democrats ensure their ability to filibuster all judicial nominees. The Republican grassroots has worked extremely hard for thirty years to make the Republican Party the Majority Party in both Houses and the Executive Branch. And they are going to resent the sellout by McCain and his merry band...
  • Victory? - The Hard Spin

    05/24/2005 3:26:24 PM PDT · by byablue · 11 replies · 552+ views
    National Review Online | 5/24/2005 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    -Victory? [Kathrynn Jean Lopez 05/24 05:47 PM] From Hotline's "Last Call": DNC Chair Howard Dean, on the filibuster deal: "I would be hesitant to say it's a win for the Democratic Party" (AP). MoveOn invited supporters "to a victory conference call" with Senate Min Leader Harry Reid (Last Call! sources). -------------------------------------------The Hard Spin [Kathryn Jean Lopez 05/24 05:12 PM] An e-mail out today from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: By now I'm sure you have heard about the last night's historic agreement that ended the Senate standoff over the use of the filibuster and protected our rights to filibuster a...