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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:03 PM

What Trump has done to the courts, explained

Great article in Vox. The video gives a clear visual of the court systems in the U.S. Shows how mcconnell wouldn't vote on any of Obama's picks. Please watch the video and/or read the article. This is so important and almost too late to fix. This is scary folks. mitch mcconnell is worse than trump by far. what he is doing will last for decades.

How Trump’s judges will change America
In an age of legislative dysfunction, whoever controls the courts controls the country. In the past decade or so — or more precisely, since Republicans took over the House in 2011 — Congress has been barely functional. You can count on one hand — and possibly on just a few fingers — the major legislation it has enacted.

Judges, by contrast, have become the most consequential policymakers in the nation. They have gutted America’s campaign finance law and dismantled much of the Voting Rights Act. They have allowed states to deny health coverage to millions of Americans. They’ve held that religion can be wielded as a sword to cut away the rights of others. They’ve drastically watered down the federal ban on sexual harassment. And that barely scratches the surface.

The judiciary is where policy is made in the United States. And that policy is likely to be made by Republican judges for the foreseeable future.

There are likely now five votes on the Supreme Court, for example, to effectively give the judiciary a veto power over all federal regulations. Similarly, the Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) signals that religious conservatives may now ask the judiciary for an exemption from any law — and courts are likely to become quite generous in passing out such exemptions in the coming years. Republicans spent most of 2017 trying and failing to repeal Obamacare — but that failure means little to a federal appeals court that is expected to strike down the Affordable Care Act any day now.


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/9/20962980/trump-supreme-court-federal-judges



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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:05 PM

1. This will only hold if he has another term, otherwise Trump has done around the same percentage of

... judges in 4 years other 8 year presidents have done.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:37 PM

4. I'm not sure - based on the Vox presentation, his rate far exceeds prior presidents.

Just wait until his 4th term....

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Response to erronis (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 05:01 PM

8. Yes, his "rate" but not his end number. Trumps rate is twice as Obama for example but he's only

... going to do one term because democrats aren't going to certify his cheated election.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. One term?

I hope to heck you are right. Enough damage has been done.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:27 PM

11. Yes, but he's at a much higher pace so far

Trump has already had 173 of his judges confirmed in slightly under 3 years in office. Obama had 329 in 8 years, Bush had 327 and Clinton 378. While it's extremely unlikely Trump serves 8 years, his pace is far ahead of them all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_judicial_appointments

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:05 PM

2. trump...psssh

just ask him to name one of them on any day he isn't holding a piece of paper with their name on it.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:06 PM

3. Trump really didn't do this, the Repub party did...

Trump is just an enabler of this. I doubt seriously that he gives a shit about judges. These selections are almost all Heritage Foundation RW ideologues.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:45 PM

6. Federalist Society

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Response to chia (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 04:24 PM

7. You're right, my bad...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 05:33 PM

9. No worries, your general intent is solid - Trump didn't do this, he's not cognitively capable.

He's a useful idiot for those working feverishly behind the scenes and that's why they prop him up...

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 03:39 PM

5. So telling: Obama's appointments flatlined once the (r)epuglicons/(mc)turtle took control

How to make the judicial branch purely partisan. Way to go fedsoc, tea-partiers, kochs.

But that is/was your intent, wasn't it.

You want to screw democracy.

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