Trumps greatest legacy

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While the left and the media have been focusing on Trumps tweets he has quietly been stacking the federal judiciary with very conservative nominees.

Thanks to Harry Reid and the democrats removing the ability to filibuster Trump stand unopposed to placing anyone he wants in those positions and he has been doing just that.

In the coming future and beyond we are going to see a federal system which is very conservative and they will set the tone for what laws pass in this nation.

This alone will be a legacy of Trumps that will last far beyond after he leaves office.

So thank you democrats for making America Great Again!

The media remains so caught up with the president’s tweets that it has missed Mr. Trump’s project to transform the rest of the federal judiciary. The president is stocking the courts with a class of brilliant young textualists bearing little relation to even their Reagan or Bush predecessors. Mr. Trump’s nastygrams to Bob Corker will be a distant memory next week. Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett’s influence on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could still be going strong 40 years from now.

Mr. Trump has now nominated nearly 60 judges, filling more vacancies than Barack Obama did in his entire first year. There are another 160 court openings, allowing Mr. Trump to flip or further consolidate conservative majorities on the circuit courts that have the final say on 99% of federal legal disputes.

This project is the work of Mr. Trump, White House Counsel Don McGahn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Every new president cares about the judiciary, but no administration in memory has approached appointments with more purpose than this team.

Mr. Trump makes the decisions, though he’s taking cues from Mr. McGahn and his team. The Bushies preferred a committee approach: Dozens of advisers hunted for the least controversial nominee with the smallest paper trail. That helped get picks past a Senate filibuster, but it led to bland choices, or to ideological surprises like retired Justice David Souter.

Harry Reid’s 2013 decision to blow up the filibuster for judicial nominees has freed the Trump White House from having to worry about a Democratic veto during confirmation. Mr. McGahn’s team (loaded with former Clarence Thomas clerks) has carte blanche to work with outside groups like the Federalist Society to tap the most conservative judges.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalias-all-the-way-down-1507847435?mod=e2two
 

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While the left and the media have been focusing on Trumps tweets he has quietly been stacking the federal judiciary with very conservative nominees.

Thanks to Harry Reid and the democrats removing the ability to filibuster Trump stand unopposed to placing anyone he wants in those positions and he has been doing just that.

In the coming future and beyond we are going to see a federal system which is very conservative and they will set the tone for what laws pass in this nation.

This alone will be a legacy of Trumps that will last far beyond after he leaves office.

So thank you democrats for making America Great Again!



https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalias-all-the-way-down-1507847435?mod=e2two
Getting ahead of yourself here, aren't you?

Nominating someone to the bench is not the same thing as putting them on the bench. They still need to be vetted by the House, moved to, the Senate Judiciary Committee then passed on to the Senate floor, and then confirmed by the Senate. So far, congress doesn't appear to have the ability to tie their own shoes, much less hold public hearings to get these judges appointed.
 
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May 2012
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Getting ahead of yourself here, aren't you?

Nominating someone to the bench is not the same thing as putting them on the bench. They still need to be vetted by the House, moved to, the Senate Judiciary Committee then passed on to the Senate floor, and then confirmed by the Senate. So far, congress doesn't appear to have the ability to tie their own shoes, much less hold public hearings to get these judges appointed.
No reason to believe they won't sail through.

Are republicans going to wait for more liberal picks from Trump?

I doubt it.
 
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No reason to believe they won't sail through.

Are republicans going to wait for more liberal picks from Trump?

I doubt it.
The courts are also a reflection of Reagan, Bush and Bush. Yet the courts are still noticeably progressive. The US Constitution forces that.

Trump will have no more impact on the courts than any other president.
 
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The courts are also a reflection of Reagan, Bush and Bush. Yet the courts are still noticeably progressive. The US Constitution forces that.

Trump will have no more impact on the courts than any other president.
They were hampered because the filibuster was still in place meaning Reagan, Bush, and Bush had to nominate more moderate picks to get them through.

Thanks to Harry Reid that is no longer a problem, a simply majority vote will get them through.

This means they can pick the most extreme far left, anti-abortion, pro-gun right conservatives they can find and get them on the bench.

You can thank Harry Reid for that.
 
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They were hampered because the filibuster was still in place meaning Reagan, Bush, and Bush had to nominate more moderate picks to get them through.

Thanks to Harry Reid that is no longer a problem, a simply majority vote will get them through.

This means they can pick the most extreme far left, anti-abortion, pro-gun right conservatives they can find and get them on the bench.

You can thank Harry Reid for that.
The Senate Republicans are not nearly as far right as you and the Freedom Caucus in the House, you are having a pipe dream....
 
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You are actually so naïve you believe Susan Collins, Murkowski, McCain, Flake and other moderate Republicans are going to vote for Alt-Right type people for the judiciary?
 
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You are actually so naïve you believe Susan Collins, Murkowski, McCain, Flake and other moderate Republicans are going to vote for Alt-Right type people for the judiciary?
You think they are going to choose moderates?

lol

"nope can't vote for him, he's too conservative".

Not going to happen.
 
Jul 2013
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You think they are going to choose moderates?

lol

"nope can't vote for him, he's too conservative".

Not going to happen.
It is still a pipe dream, Trump is not the Messiah and you are not in the Holy Land. You need to get back to reality. Trump is destroying the Republican Party.