June 10th, 2017

New federal judge nominees

This should warm the cockles of your hearts:

President Donald J. Trump today announced his fourth wave of Federal judicial nominees. These nominations follow the successful confirmation of Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, the successful confirmation of Judge Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the nomination of numerous candidates to other judgeships.

You can find the list at the link.

This is an example of the non-sexy, non-juicy, but highly important work of a president. It has a profound effect on future legal decisions, which can have a very profound effect on the course of history.

Many Trump voters held their noses and voted for him for just this one reason. In that respect, their nose-holding is paying off.

8 Responses to “New federal judge nominees”

  1. Cornhead Says:

    Supposedly King Kennedy didn’t hire law clerks. Hope he retires.

  2. Oldflyer Says:

    Exactly. I didn’t hold my nose while completing my mail-in ballot** but, his pledge to appoint Justices and Judges who respected the Constitution sure made the vote more palatable. (I started to write choice instead of vote but, there was really no choice once the primaries concluded.)

    I repeat myself, but, I find no fault with any of his official decisions so far. On the other hand, some think his tweeting and so forth are brilliantly planned; I don’t.

    **I registered in California when I transferred my driver’s license from Virginia. My wife registered when she smiled at the man sitting in front of a grocery store handing out petitions and filling out voter registrations–no ID required.

  3. Frog Says:

    Slightly off-topic, but Bernie posed a theological challenge to a Budget nominee. Budget, as in numbers. Uglier than he ever was against Hillary.
    Maybe if the nominee had been a socialist secular Jew, Bernie’s take would have been different.
    There are no depths to which Democrats will not plunge.

  4. Big Maq Says:

    I’m not familiar with the list of nominations, but have to go by other’s judgement on how conservative they are.

    If so, that is very much a relief that trump is following thru on that, and if they do get accepted by Congress, trump does deserve thanks for it.

    “there was really no choice once the primaries concluded”

    Disagree. There were other choices.

    But since too many people thought exactly the same way (exactly what the two major parties wanted everyone to think), it became self-fulfilling.

  5. Oldflyer Says:

    So you, Big Maq. I will say more clearly; there were no other viable choices.

  6. Bill Says:

    The judicial appointments have been a pleasant surprise, as far as I understand them.

  7. ConceptJunkie Says:

    Back in 2000 I wrote a rather lengthy e-mail to a friend explaining why I wanted to vote for George W. Bush. I ended up sharing the essay with my Dad who liked it so much he shared it with friends who also gave very positive feedback.

    Anyhow, I don’t recall much of what I wrote (I’m sure I could dig it up if I tried), but I do recall stating that the biggest reason I was supporting Bush was because of the Supreme Court. This was also true when I voted for Trump. There were lots of things I didn’t like about him, but he promised (and I believed) that he would nominate good constitutional conservatives to the bench. I am also very happy that he seems to be fulfilling this promise in every way.

  8. Ymar Sakar Says:

    There were lots of things I didn’t like about him, but he promised (and I believed) that he would nominate good constitutional conservatives to the bench. I am also very happy that he seems to be fulfilling this promise in every way.

    That’s nice, won’t save the USA from what happened to other cities like Soddom and Gomorrah for divine transgressions though.

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