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Trump and reshaping the judiciary

owedtojoy

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Michael H Park has been confirmed since my last post on this thread. This reduces the liberal majority of active judges on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes the extremely liberal states of NY, Vermont and Connecticut) to just 1, and with 2 vacancies (1 Dem and 1 GOP retirement), it will be a conservative majority of 1 if Trump gets to fill both of them.


The fact Park is a Korean-American underlines, along with his appointment of Asian-American judges like James Ho (5th Circuit Court of Appeals which includes Texas), and John Nalbandian in the 6th Circuit underlines that Trump is not a racist.
Trump is only applying the recommendations of the Federalist Society, so it is the right wing ideology they subscribe to that matters, not the skin colour.

Most of that ideology concerns itself with "business friendliness", and smashing worker's rights, health and safety regulation, environmental protection, trade unions and collective bargaining in the interests of Trump's plutocrat backers and their corporate profits.

I am sure they can be relied up to suppress minority voting, and find against women's reproductive health, as well.

Asian-Americans are not particularly impressed by Trump's open-mindedness. He is creating a new generation of Democrat voters.

 


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Update. Dan Collins and Michael Park confirmed to 9th Circuit. Dem majority of active judges on the coirt now down to 16-11 with 2 vacancies left to fill (and Trump nominated Daniel Bress to one of those). 21% of the US population is covered by the 9th Circuit, including the entire West coast.
 

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I wonder if Trump is around for another six years, how much of hard-won LGBTQ rights will be left at the end of it?


Many Democratic senators took issue with Rushing’s past work for Alliance Defending Freedom (a conservative Christian nonprofit that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as a hate group) as well as her past opposition to same-sex marriage. Others, like Dick Durbin of Illinois, simply didn’t think that Rushing was qualified for the position.
 

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GOP revolt over Trump district court nominee in Michigan.

Conservatives criticise Michael Bogren for comparing a family who didnt allow a gay wedding on their farm to the KKK. Bogren respinds that he was representing a client when he said that.

 
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