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    Obama’s Judges Are Confirmed More Than Three Times Slower Than Reagan’s Judges

    Over at Slate, Doug Kendall breaks down just how badly President Obama’s judicial nominees have been treated due to filibusters led by one or more Senate Republicans. “The average confirmation time for uncontroversial circuit court nominees rose from 64.5 days under Reagan to 227.3 days under Obama. . . . Similarly, the average waiting time for uncontroversial district court nominees increased from 69.9 days under Reagan to 204.8 days under President Obama. And the number of district court nominees who wait more than 200 days has doubled from George W.’s time to Obama’s.” Kendall uses the Congressional Research Service’s definition of an uncontroversial nominee to reach these numbers, which is a nominee who receives “little or no opposition when votes are actually cast in the Senate Judiciary Committee and on the Senate floor.”

    While the rate of judicial confirmations declined steadily since the Reagan Administration, President Obama’s judges have still been singled out for significantly worse treatment than any of his recent predecessors:


    Well.....I would have inserted the graph here but for some reason this site won't let me yet it shows as an attached thumbnail? Bizarre.


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    Another fine example of GOP obstructionism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Eft View Post
    Over at Slate, Doug Kendall breaks down just how badly President Obama’s judicial nominees have been treated due to filibusters led by one or more Senate Republicans. “The average confirmation time for uncontroversial circuit court nominees rose from 64.5 days under Reagan to 227.3 days under Obama. . . . Similarly, the average waiting time for uncontroversial district court nominees increased from 69.9 days under Reagan to 204.8 days under President Obama. And the number of district court nominees who wait more than 200 days has doubled from George W.’s time to Obama’s.” Kendall uses the Congressional Research Service’s definition of an uncontroversial nominee to reach these numbers, which is a nominee who receives “little or no opposition when votes are actually cast in the Senate Judiciary Committee and on the Senate floor.”

    While the rate of judicial confirmations declined steadily since the Reagan Administration, President Obama’s judges have still been singled out for significantly worse treatment than any of his recent predecessors:


    Well.....I would have inserted the graph here but for some reason this site won't let me yet it shows as an attached thumbnail? Bizarre.


    Obama's Judges Are Confirmed More Than Three Times Slower Than Reagan's Judges | ThinkProgress



    Another fine example of GOP obstructionism.
    God Bless them and keep on obstruction Obama's every move. He has to be stopped, or forced to learn to compromise.

    Besides which, Obama's every choice has been far left wing nut jobs, not middle of the road professionals.

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    Maybe he should stop nominating socialist activists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordent View Post
    Maybe he should stop nominating socialist activists.
    ya think?

    It's very nice to know that the reps we sent to do a job...are doing exactly that.

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    There were at least a handful of judges that they filibustered for more than a year only to UNANIMOUSLY confirm them. One of them was the woman Sarah Palin had picked for the Alaska Supreme Court... They just set the dial on "filibuster everything" and went home for two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Eft View Post
    Over at Slate, Doug Kendall breaks down just how badly President Obama’s judicial nominees have been treated due to filibusters led by one or more Senate Republicans. “The average confirmation time for uncontroversial circuit court nominees rose from 64.5 days under Reagan to 227.3 days under Obama. . . . Similarly, the average waiting time for uncontroversial district court nominees increased from 69.9 days under Reagan to 204.8 days under President Obama. And the number of district court nominees who wait more than 200 days has doubled from George W.’s time to Obama’s.” Kendall uses the Congressional Research Service’s definition of an uncontroversial nominee to reach these numbers, which is a nominee who receives “little or no opposition when votes are actually cast in the Senate Judiciary Committee and on the Senate floor.”

    While the rate of judicial confirmations declined steadily since the Reagan Administration, President Obama’s judges have still been singled out for significantly worse treatment than any of his recent predecessors:


    Well.....I would have inserted the graph here but for some reason this site won't let me yet it shows as an attached thumbnail? Bizarre.


    Obama's Judges Are Confirmed More Than Three Times Slower Than Reagan's Judges | ThinkProgress



    Another fine example of GOP obstructionism.
    We voters can change all that on November 6th.
    Let's do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordent View Post
    Maybe he should stop nominating socialist activists.
    Maybe the right should stop crying like little babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordent View Post
    Maybe he should stop nominating socialist activists.
    But keep the fascist activist justices like Alito, Thomas & Scalia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steezer View Post
    Maybe the right should stop crying like little babies.
    The OP is a lefty crying like a baby over filibusters. Fail.

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