judicial nominations

Conservatives Launch Letter in Support of Menashi Appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

A group including many of conservatism’s most active constitutionalists has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebutting the stream of lies and smears leveled at Steve Menashi by Rachel Maddow and the Left and urging that Menashi be promptly confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Bork, Thomas, Kavanaugh: Third time's the charm?

Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

The attempt to revive last year’s Brett Kavanaugh fracas by way of a book and a New York Times story was a loss for the Democrats in more ways than one. First, the new charges turned out to have no more basis than the original ones. Second, the high court is the one cause that unites all Republicans. And third, it blew up the biggest and best card that the Democrats have to play in next year’s elections: that President Trump has “shattered the norms” of polite public discourse. But his transgressions seem small next to the rampage of unrestrained breakage that results each time a Democrat comes within striking distance of a Republican president’s nominee.

Call To Action: Demand Your Senator Vote To Confirm Steven Menashi

Rachel Maddow is intentionally distorting what conservative Steven Menashi’s law review article said about Israel and ethnonationalism because she shares the Left’s anti-Semitism and because she can’t countenance the idea of a well-qualified Jewish member of the Trump White House Counsel’s staff sitting on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Analysis: Partisan Opposition to Judicial Nominees Skyrocketed After Trump Took Office

Matt Margolis, PJ Media

The Trump years haven’t been a continuation of a long term trend but rather a shocking explosion of unprecedented partisan opposition, according to Thomas Jipping of the Heritage Foundation. One element not considered by Jipping is that the Democrats' reliance on the courts to impose their agenda has increased drastically in recent years. We've seen evidence of this with various Democrat-nominated district court judges blocking Trump administration policies. Democrats have changed the rules of the Senate to fit their short term needs, including nuking the filibuster when they were in the majority, and nearly destroyed Brett Kavanaugh's life during his confirmation process.

Conservatives Put On The Brass Knuckles

“What I want to do with the Article III Project is take off the gloves, put on the brass knuckles and fight back,” Mike Davis, an Iowa native who was the chief nominations counsel for Senator Charles E. Grassley, told Carl Hulse of the New York Times.

Trump Stuffs Democrats Harris And Feinstein On Ninth Circuit Judges

President Trump’s decision to nominate a slate of solidly conservative judges to the Ninth Circuit vacancies is another demonstration of Trump’s acumen in recognizing the nexus between politics, policy and the judiciary and the Senate is about to change its rules to end the Democrat obstruction that has stalled many of Trump's best conservative nominees.

Obama Judges Can’t Save Dem Losers

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia. In both states, however, the apparent losers haven’t benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound. In Florida, the state appears to be headed for a tedious and, for the Nelson campaign, fruitless hand count. The only way to let the exhausted election workers off the hook, not to mention the anxious voters, is for Bill Nelson to concede that he lost.

Trump to nominate slate of conservative judges

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

President Trump is expected to announce his selection of at least five conservative nominees to federal appeals courts as early as Monday, building on his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Hillary Clinton’s America: More Debt, More Regulation and Leftist Courts

Our economy has not seen a single year of growth above 3 percent while President Barack Obama has been in office. The reasons why our economy is still struggling are because our already government taxes and spends far too much, and in Clinton’s America, we can expect more of the same.

R's Clash on Reversing Nuclear Option

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Republicans are split over whether to change the Senate’s rules to allow filibusters on executive and judicial nominations.