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    Wondering why Reps/'baggers loves them some iDJT?

    While y'all harp on 'how dumb is he.. xtianity drives another nail in the coffin of liberty.

    from - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/allis...b0e62f69e74912


    Senate Confirms 37-Year-Old To Lifetime Seat On U.S. Circuit Court

    The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing, 37, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, making her the youngest federal judge in the country.

    The Senate voted 53-44 to put Rushing into the lifetime court seat.


    She worked for Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian organization that has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. She has argued that there were “moral and practical” reasons for banning same-sex marriage.

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    Like most of President Donald Trump’s court picks, Rushing is also a member of the conservative Federalist Society, which has been driving Trump’s judicial selection process and funneling anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ nominees to the White House.


    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who helped usher Rushing through the Senate confirmation process, defended her credentials.

    “She is really considered one of the fast-rising stars in the legal profession,” he said. “She is clearly qualified to do this job.”

    The Senate is (also) voting on two more circuit court nominees this week, both of whom, like Rushing, are young, ideological and Federalist Society members.

    Eric Murphy, 40, is up for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He has fought to make it easier to disenfranchise voters and argued against marriage equality in the landmark 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges case before the Supreme Court.

    Chad Readler, 46, is up for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He filed a brief on behalf of the Trump administration in favor of striking down the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing coverage requirement. He has also defended efforts to weaken voting rights and defended Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

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    53-44. Party line vote I am sure. I so hope that in order to bring effective government back, the parties will rewrite the rules so that in order for anything to pass it takes at least 60 votes in the senate. This "simple majority" BS has got to go.

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    lovely


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md...=.1114c580e586

    Rushing’s nomination drew vocal opposition from a coalition of more than 200 civil rights organizations, including the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU. Calling itself the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, the coalition was led by Vanita Gupta, head of the Just Department’s Civil Rights Division under President Barack Obama.

    “In their quest to remake the federal courts, Republicans rushed to confirm an inexperienced ideologue to a lifetime appointment in North Carolina despite her never having practiced there,” the coalition said in a statement. “Rushing has denounced marriage equality, opposed remedies for discriminatory lending practices, and rejected efforts to end housing discrimination against domestic and sexual violence survivors. Her record clearly shows she will not be a fair and independent judge — a reality with dire consequences for Fourth Circuit cases and the American people.”
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    Section 2

    1: The President shall
    <snip>
    have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, . . . . provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . . . Judges of the supreme Court,
    Another poison pill built into your Constitution. What a crock.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Crock indeed, forget the US 'legal' system as an independent arbiter of anything.

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    And Republicans got rid of blue slips. They will come to regret that
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    Quote Originally Posted by cglynn View Post
    53-44. Party line vote I am sure. I so hope that in order to bring effective government back, the parties will rewrite the rules so that in order for anything to pass it takes at least 60 votes in the senate. This "simple majority" BS has got to go.
    Lifetime appointments ought to have the same threshold as removing a president
    How do we form a mutiny? Our new captain is navigating poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Lifetime appointments ought to have the same threshold as removing a president
    Better yet set up a system where they are appointed purely on merit. Get rid of the politics and Patron/Client relationship.
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    Separation of powers my a$$.
    Philip K. Dick — 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cglynn View Post
    53-44. Party line vote I am sure. I so hope that in order to bring effective government back, the parties will rewrite the rules so that in order for anything to pass it takes at least 60 votes in the senate. This "simple majority" BS has got to go.
    McConnell has taken the one time Democrats used the "nuclear" option and has made it his trademark. When Senate control slips back to Democrats (whenever that may be) I am sure there will be howls of outrage on the standard Murdoch channels and other charlatans.

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    whenever that may be
    The intent is that the Senate never again leave conservative hands.. I suspect they'll succeed. While people have been agonizing over 'how stupid iDJT is', the Reprehensibles have been quietly subverting the last remaining bits of democracy. The above, Kavanaugh etc are the ones seen - & how anyone could have seen even the least part of the Kavanaugh debacle and still imagine we are a democratic country is beyond me.

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