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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:11 PM

"Almost certainly by the end of this Congress, the majority of lower court seats will be filled by D


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Kyle Griffin
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Biden's first set of judicial nominations is the beginning of something big:

"Almost certainly by the end of this Congress, the majority of lower court seats will be filled by Democratic appointees."

Biden Is About to Undo Trumpís Judiciary Project
washingtonmonthly.com
https://t.co/KFLmTGRGkP?amp=1

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Reply "Almost certainly by the end of this Congress, the majority of lower court seats will be filled by D (Original post)
soothsayer Apr 6 OP
Journeyman Apr 6 #1
BlueWavePsych Apr 6 #2
FBaggins Apr 6 #3
stopdiggin Apr 6 #4
NurseJackie Apr 7 #5
LiberalFighter Apr 7 #6

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:17 PM

1. "Biden Is About to Undo Trump's Judiciary Project" . . .

I certainly hope so, all up and down the chart, if possible.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:19 PM

2. Ditto

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:20 PM

3. That sets an awfully low bar...

...since the current district court balance is almost exactly 50/50 and there are a few dozen vacancies to fill. The first handful will accomplish that goal.

But "about to undo Trump's judiciary project" is way off... since the appellate court level leans right about 55/45 with only a handful of open seats. Even when Biden has filled all of the available open seats, republicans will still be about a dozen seats up. The likelihood of six or more of them retiring and being replaced in the next year and a half is slim. Those who were ready to retire almost certainly got off the bus while Trump could replace them.

And, of course, the true "trump judicial project" remains the 2-1 balance on the supreme court.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:47 PM

4. Just about to say ....

only if you're looking at a very narrow slice of the judiciary. And that super-majority at the Supreme Court level .... But I'll award 'points' for diligence in search for a silver lining.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:20 AM

5. I'm sure Politico will have something negative to say about this...

... and the usual idiotic Biden haters trample all over themselves trying to be the first to share it on the internet/s.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:30 AM

6. I want some of Trump's appointments removed.

There should be a push on it for questionable appointments.

And change the law so those retiring do not receive their fully salary in retirement.

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