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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 03:11 PM

 

Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit -- and some new judges are causing a 'shock wave' (LA Times)

Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit — and some new judges are causing a ‘shock wave’
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-22/trump-conservative-judges-9th-circuit

When President Trump ticks off his accomplishments since taking office, he frequently mentions his aggressive makeover of a key sector of the federal judiciary — the circuit courts of appeal, where he has appointed 51 judges to lifetime jobs in three years.

In few places has the effect been felt more powerfully than in the sprawling 9th Circuit, which covers California and eight other states. Because of Trump’s success in filling vacancies, the San Francisco-based circuit, long dominated by Democratic appointees, has suddenly shifted to the right, with an even more pronounced tilt expected in the years ahead.

Trump has now named 10 judges to the 9th Circuit — more than one-third of its active judges — compared with seven appointed by President Obama over eight years.

“Trump has effectively flipped the circuit,” said 9th Circuit Judge Milan D. Smith Jr., an appointee of President George W. Bush.

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Odoreida Feb 2020 OP
mahina Feb 2020 #1
Crunchy Frog Feb 2020 #2
onenote Feb 2020 #3
Odoreida Feb 2020 #4
Hekate Feb 2020 #5
UTUSN Feb 2020 #6

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 04:32 PM

1. Nooooo

Ffffffffff

Auwe no ho’i.

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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:02 PM

2. If he gets a second term, we'll be effectively living in a RW judicial dictatorship.

Even if we should manage to get a Democrat in the WH at some point in the future, they would be essentially powerless.

At some point we're going to have to address the fundamentally dysfunctional nature of our current judicial system.

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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 07:24 PM

3. There are 16 Clinton and Obama judges,10 Trump and 3 GW Bush.

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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:02 PM

4. Here it comes.

 

U.S. appeals court lets Trump abortion referral ‘gag rule’ go into effect
https://www.physiciansweekly.com/u-s-appeals-court-lets/

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule barring clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside injunctions blocking nationwide enforcement of the rule, which had been scheduled to take effect on May 3, while California, Oregon and Washington pursue legal challenges in court.

A three-judge panel called the rule a “reasonable interpretation” of the federal family planning law known as Title X, and said the administration was likely to successfully show it should be upheld.

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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:24 PM

5. You can thank Mitch for that. He kept dozens, if not hundreds, of vacancies open until Obama...

...was out of office. It wasn't just the SupremeCourt -- it was all of them, and the 9th Circuit had to have been a pet project.

There's a special place in Hell for that man.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:52 AM

6. K&R

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