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  • VANITY- A question for legal scholars about Supreme Court nominees.

    04/09/2022 2:49:04 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Aimhigh ^ | 04/09/2022 | aimhigh
    Here is a scary question for the legal eagles: Judge Jackson is now approved by the Senate to take the next vacancy, which won’t occur until Justice Breyer steps down. He will step down in a couple months. What is to stop Biden from getting 4 more judges approved now, to fill future openings?
  • Democrats Advance Radical FCC, FTC Nominees to Senate for Confirmation

    03/04/2022 4:18:31 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3 Mar 2022 | SEAN MORAN
    The Senate Commerce Committee advanced Gigi Sohn’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Alvaro Bedoya’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominations, putting Democrats one step closer to being able to advance their leftist agenda, including censorship, at the agencies. The Committee tied, 14-14, on the two votes to advance Sohn and Bedoya out of committee. The FCC has been split at a 2-2 political tie between Republicans and Democrats, and Sohn’s confirmation would give Biden the FCC majority he needs to advance Democrat priorities. Since the committee tied on both nominees, the nominees will be referred to the Senate, but Senate Majority...
  • Biden to announce 14 more nominees to courts

    09/30/2021 6:06:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/2021 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    President Biden on Thursday announced plans to nominate 10 people to the federal bench and four to serve on local Washington, D.C., courts. It's the eighth round of nominees announced by Biden, who has now named 53 federal judicial nominees. According to statistics provided by a White House official, 72 percent of the nominees are women; 28 percent are Black; 23 percent are Asian American/Pacific Islanders; and 21 percent are Hispanic. Of the total nominees, 17 – or about a third – are public defenders – and 13 – or a quarter – are civil rights attorneys.
  • Ted Cruz blocks 60 diplomatic appointments in a move members of his own party call 'fruitless'

    07/21/2021 10:04:52 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies ^ | Sanford Nowlin Jul 21, 2021
    In a move both Democrats and Republicans warn is harming U.S. diplomacy, Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking nominees from being confirmed for "vital" State Department roles to make a political point, CNN reports. Half a year into the Biden administration, just six State Department candidates have been confirmed on the Senate floor, while Cruz's obstructionism has left 60 more in a holding pattern, according to the news organization. Cruz is using his position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to block votes on nominees so he can protest the White House giving a sanctions waiver to a company building a...
  • ATF Nominee peddled wild conspiracy theory about the Branch Davidians shooting down helicopters

    04/08/2021 6:12:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies ^ | 4/8/2021
    David Chipman, the gun control activist who President Biden nominated today to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) claimed last year that members of the Branch Davidian sect shot down two helicopters during a standoff with federal agents in Waco in 1993. That is certainly an odd statement considering it didn’t happen and Chipman served 25 years with the ATF. Chipman posted the comments as part of a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” event and even posted a photograph on the Reddit thread to confirm his identity. In response to a comment about the Waco siege from...
  • Sen. John Barrasso says GOP Senate will not ‘rubber stamp’ Biden nominees

    12/21/2020 10:09:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/21/2020 | Mark Moore
    ​President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for Cabinet positions will have to “run the gauntlet” if the GOP controls the Senate next year, the third-ranking Republican in the chamber said. “So it’s not going to be a garden party if the Republicans are in the majority. These nominees are going to have to run the gauntlet,” Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Meet the Women Most Likely to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    09/24/2020 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 68 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | September 22, 2020 | BY DANIEL SAVICKAS
    With the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump is now tasked with the constitutional duty of nominating her replacement. While certainly authoring some opinions that many conservatives across the nation will find disagreeable, Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. Therefore, it is quite appropriate that President Trump seems poised to nominate another qualified female jurist to fill her role on the nation’s highest court. The announcement of this next nominee is expected to come this Saturday at the White House. Americans in all corners of the country are no doubt...
  • 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...
  • Josh Hawley warns Trump on Supreme Court disappointments

    06/27/2020 5:24:23 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | June 27, 2020 | MARIANNE LEVINE
    Josh Hawley warns Trump on Supreme Court disappointments The GOP senator says the president needs to overhaul his process for picking nominees, in a swipe at top legal conservatives. By MARIANNE LEVINE President Donald Trump counts reshaping the judiciary as one of his greatest accomplishments. But some top conservatives say his vaunted process for picking Supreme Court nominees needs to be revamped. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said in an interview that the high court’s latest string of left-leaning rulings suggests Trump should reconsider his vow to release a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees by September in his...
  • Senate Has Confirmed NO Judges Since September 11th

    10/04/2019 3:11:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    On September 11th, at the beginning of the Senate's reconvening after their summer break, the Senate confirmed six judges that were supposed to be confirmed in June. There have been none since. Granted the Senate has been busy confirming other officials, but can still schedule votes on judges. We're watching, Mitch. Get your slow ass moving! I usually post on judges weekly, but will switch to daily to put the pressure on.
  • Senate Rules Change (30 to 2 hours cloture) for “Debating” Nominees - Vote Today at 2:15pm

    04/02/2019 10:21:20 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 19 replies
    C-SPAN2 | April 2, 2019 | Self
    Very long overdue change needed to overcome Senate Democrats’ 2-year MASSIVE OBSTRUCTION against President Trump’s nominees.
  • Trump Pulled Ambassador Nomination of State Department Official Who Communicated With Steele and Ohr

    03/19/2019 7:35:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies ^ | 3/19/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    A State Department official who was awaiting confirmation to be U.S. Ambassador to Albania communicated with the former British spy Christopher Steele and supplied information to a senior DOJ official after and before the 2016 presidential election. Former State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ann Kavalec’s nomination was withdrawn recently by President Trump, according to a Senior White House official who spoke to Kavalec was awaiting to be confirmed as Ambassador to Albania, but information surfaced that she had personally met and was in communication with Steele before and after the 2016 presidential election. Kavalec, a long time State...
  • Senate GOP introduces proposal to speed up Trump nominees

    02/06/2019 12:54:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans have introduced a proposal to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to confirm hundreds of President Trump's nominees as Republicans mull going "nuclear" to muscle through the change. Under the resolution introduced by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the chairman of the Rules Committee, most nominees would only be subjected to up to two hours of debate after they clear an initial hurdle. Currently, nominees are subjected to up to 30 hours of additional debate after proving they have the simple majority needed to defeat a filibuster and be confirmed. Blunt, in a...
  • Dem senators flirting with a religious test for judicial nominees

    12/25/2018 7:52:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The ugly specter of religious bigotry reared its disgusting head during Senate confirmation of the nomination of Brian Buescher for a federal judgeship. The Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3 clearly specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” but that must be news to Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris. Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency reports:  A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The...
  • Republicans are taking notes for future Democrat nominees

    09/23/2018 5:43:41 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 67 replies
    Local | September 23, 2018 | From The Deer Stand
    Now with bogus claim number two against Judge Kavanaugh, Republicans are busy taking notes about using the Democrats Dirty Play Handbook. At some point in the future Democrats will be in charge (God forbid!) and will bring forward their leftists nominees for important appointments. Republicans will have fun finding women or men to come forward with some bizarre accusation that will delay, or end, the appointment. Won't it be fun! Two can play the game!
  • The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the...

    07/30/2018 2:08:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky, Thomas Jipping
    Full title: The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the presidentMore than a year and a half after the inauguration of Donald Trump’s presidency, the left continues to obstruct the confirmation of nominees to critical posts in both the executive and judicial branches. The unprecedented obstructionism denies leadership to executive branch departments and agencies and impedes the fair and swift administration of justice. It is also an abuse of the Senate’s constitutional obligation to provide “Advice and Consent” regarding presidential nominations of judges and key “Officers of the United States.” The Senate...
  • Surprise: Democrats Oppose Every Single Supreme Court Candidate on Trump's List(?!)

    06/28/2018 8:41:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 6/28/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been less than 24-hours since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy met with President Trump at the White House to declare his retirement. After the announcement hit the news wires, President Trump said he would be choosing Kennedy's replacement from a list of 25-individuals. That list was released shortly after the 2016 presidential election by his transition team. Before President Trump has declared a new nominee, Democrats are arguing every person being considered is already disqualified. They're demanding Trump "ditch the list" and come up with candidates that meet their leftist standards of constitutional revision.
  • Senate ready to change the rules to speed up Trump nominees......

    04/10/2018 10:12:51 PM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans, frustrated by delaying tactics imposed by Democrats on President Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees, are on the verge of altering the Senate rules in order to speed up the process. GOP lawmakers told the Washington Examiner Tuesday that momentum is building for a change in the Senate rules that would shorten the time frame allowed for lawmakers to debate each nominee. One proposal by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., would reinstate a temporary rules change made by Democrats in 2013 that reduced debate time from 30 hours to eight hours for most executive branch nominations and from 30...
  • President Trump Announces 12th Wave of Judicial Nominees

    04/10/2018 2:13:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Ken Klukowski
    ASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced his 12th wave of judicial nominees for 19 lifetime federal judgeships on Tuesday, including two short-listers for the U.S. Supreme Court. The president nominated three people for the U.S. courts of appeals: Justice Britt Grant currently serves on the Georgia Supreme Court, and is nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Grant is the former Georgia solicitor general who previously served in the Bush 43 White House and litigated at the powerhouse law firm Kirkland & Ellis. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge...
  • Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees

    01/17/2018 2:47:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    Judicial and LGBT advocates are slamming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for scheduling a vote on a horde of judicial nominees ahead of a possible government shutdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Thursday on 17 judicial nominees, who were re-nominated by President Trump at the beginning of the month. Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress. But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda....