Tag Archives: federal judiciary

Appeals Court Judge Confirmed After Republicans Bypass Senate “Blue Slip” Objection Tradition [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan was confirmed for a key federal judgeship Thursday, filling the oldest appellate vacancy in the country but deepening a partisan schism in the U.S. Senate over judges. Brennan will take a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that has stood open since 2010 amid a bitter political ...

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Trump Judicial Nominee Won’t Denounce Segregation

The Huffington Post reports: Federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say on Wednesday whether she agreed with the landmark civil rights case that desegregated U.S. public schools. During her confirmation hearing, Vitter, whom President Donald Trump nominated to become a federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana, would not say whether she believed the Supreme Court case, Brown ...

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Former State Official Rewarded With Federal Judiciary Nomination After Refusing To Sue Trump University

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports: President Donald Trump nominated David S. Morales to fill a federal judge vacancy for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. In 2016 Morales’ role in then-Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Office gained attention. Morales said in a statement that year that he decided not to pursue a $5.4 million lawsuit against Trump and Trump ...

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Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Failing To Answer Basic Questions During Humiliating Hearing

The Washington Post reports: Matthew Petersen, a nominee to the federal judiciary, has withdrawn from consideration days after a video clip showed him unable to answer basic questions about legal procedure, the White House confirmed on Monday. Petersen, nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is the third Trump judicial pick to withdraw ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Trump Federal Judiciary Nominee Flames Out, Can’t Answer Basic Questions About The Law

The Washington Post reports: Nomination hearings for U.S. district judges tend to be dry affairs that offer little in the way of mass entertainment — in other words, they’re not typically the stuff of viral videos. But a clip of one of President Trump’s federal judicial nominees struggling to answer rudimentary questions about the law garnered well more than 1 ...

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White House Retreats On Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominee Who Claims Same-Sex Marriage Leads To Bestiality

The Dallas Morning News reports: Jeff Mateer, a top lawyer for the state of Texas who has described transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan,” will not become a federal judge. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that the nominations of Mateer and a controversial Alabama nominee, Brett Talley, were dead. A White House ...

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FLASHBACK: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

“I thank the Senator from Nevada for his courtesy. I will speak about Callie–known as Ginny–Granade, who will be voted on shortly for the U.S. district judgeship for the southern district of Alabama. Ginny Granade is a nominee of the highest order. President Bush has nominated her to be the judge in the southern district of Alabama. She has the ...

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TEXAS: State’s First Gay Federal Judge Approved Thanks To Sen. Ted Cruz

Via the Dallas Morning News: The Senate confirmed three Texans Tuesday night for lifetime judicial appointments, capping an effort to fill vacancies in the state that have languished for years. The nominees — U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman of San Antonio, Texarkana lawyer Robert Schroeder III and Sherman Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant III — were approved by a voice vote on ...

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Former Southern Baptists Head Calls For Blocking All Judicial Nominations Until President Obama Is Out Of Offfice

Richard Land is now the editor of the Christian Post.

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