Skip to comments.Democrat Obstruction Leads to More Court Vacancies Than When Trump Took Office
Posted on 03/07/2018 1:40:00 PM PST by cotton1706
President Donald Trump had a successful year in seating appeals court judges, but it is lower-level federal courts that have blocked much of his policy agenda, including withholding funds from sanctuary cities and restricting travel from some nations.
Trump came into office in January 2017 with 108 vacancies on the federal bench. Despite rapidly moving to fill the seats, he now has 178 current and known future vacancies, according to the Judicial Crisis Network.
The conservative group reports 146 current vacancies on federal courts and 32 known future vacancies, meaning judges who have announced they will retire. Of the total vacancies, 25 are appeals court judges and 153 are district or specialty court judges.
The vast, vast majority of cases are decided at the lower court level, Carrie Severino, general counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.
The Supreme Court cant fix all judicial activism, she said. Weve seen district judges put injunctions on the administrations sanctuary cities policy, and President Trumps immigration order. Judges take the law into their own hands at the lower level too.
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They don’t call him “turtle” for nothing.
McConnell needs to put up whole groups of judges for confirmation. Screw the Democrats. Confirm 20 or 30 judges for the district courts in a single vote. Unless there’s a specific requirement to confirm each one individually, let the Democrats squeal when they see what the answer to their obstruction is.
McConnell is the problem. He doesn’t want these vacancies filled with judges that respect the Constitution.
Don’t doubt me on that. McConnell has as much antipathy for conservatives as do the Rats.
Surely they could approve replacements for all 178 in the next 30 days. Even for RINOs, this is in everyone’s interest. Go with the basic majority and get it done!!! If McConnell is not up to the job, ask the senate to replace him.
That’s it! Anyone who thinks this is deliberate is an idiot.
We have another 7 years to fill them all!
Sometimes it’s not the enemy that defeats you.
Sometimes it’s not what your own people do that helps defeat you.
It’s that well placed person on your side that does nothing, that ultimately defeats you.
We have had an incredible opportunity, and McConnell has done next to nothing.
A million apologies! I meant to say anyone who doesn’t believe this is an idiot. Sheesh. Second mess up of the day here.
... McConnell working at a (turtle’s) pace...
That assumes we hold the Senate.
Do judges have to be confirmed 'one at a time" or could you say put up 50 and have the Senate confirm all of them with one vote?
In case anyone forgot, this is an election year. If the RNC wants money, they can be forced to perform. Tell every begging caller that wallets open with performance. You would be surprised how fast the turdly turtle can move.
McConnell is letting Schumer largely control the speed of confirmation votes. Theres not a reason in the world why he needs to do that. Its not as if the Senate was busy doing anything else constructive.
Get off your dead ass McConnell!
Each appointment needs a separate vote. There is no “omnibus” for nominations.
I DID read it. Twice.
Auto correct must have changed isn't deliberate to is deliberate or you are on the wrong forum.
You almost hurt my feelings! ha ha ha.
I knew what you meant. :-)
What I don’t understand is this: constitutionally, the VP is the President of the Senate. Why the hell is he not there acting as the majority leader should? My VP would be doing very little else other than running the Senate — unless there was a Senate leader capable of doing the job.
What’s wrong with this idea?
29 judges confirmed to date. McConnell working at a snail’s pace.
McConnell is a symptom, the problem is GOVT. Specifically, BIG GOVT.
Far too many ‘laws’ and judicial activism. One big turn-style of washing-each-others-backs and We the People not even given the courtesy of a reach-around.
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