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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:18 PM

Senate Confirms 37-Year-Old To Lifetime Seat On U.S. Circuit Court

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing, 37, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, making her the youngest federal judge in the country.

The Senate voted 53-44 to put Rushing into the lifetime court seat. Every Republican present voted for her. Every Democrat present opposed her.

Democrats raised a number of concerns with Rushing, who is a partner at the D.C.-based law firm Williams & Connolly. She worked for Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian organization that has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. She has argued that there were “moral and practical” reasons for banning same-sex marriage. And some lawmakers said she simply lacks the experience or legal ability to be a federal judge.

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Trump is dramatically reshaping the nation’s federal courts. With Rushing’s confirmation, he has now gotten 32 circuit judges, 53 district judges and two Supreme Court justices confirmed. That’s so many circuit judges ― more than any other president confirmed by this point in his first term ― that 1 in 6 seats on U.S. circuit courts is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/allison-jones-rushing-trump-judge_n_5c7ee103e4b0e62f69e74912

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Reply Senate Confirms 37-Year-Old To Lifetime Seat On U.S. Circuit Court (Original post)
Calista241 Mar 2019 OP
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2019 #1
CDerekGo Mar 2019 #2
dalton99a Mar 2019 #3
Ligyron Mar 2019 #4
clementine613 Mar 2019 #5
Polybius Mar 2019 #10
clementine613 Mar 2019 #11
Polybius Mar 2019 #12
Calista241 Mar 2019 #13
Polybius Mar 2019 #15
Post removed Mar 2019 #6
Evolve Dammit Mar 2019 #8
PubliusEnigma Mar 2019 #9
Evolve Dammit Mar 2019 #7
marble falls Mar 2019 #14
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2019 #16
hydrolastic Mar 2019 #17
Calista241 Mar 2019 #19
YOHABLO Mar 2019 #18

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:20 PM

1. 1 in 6? OMG

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:20 PM

2. Dare I say it?

all thanks to McConnell.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:23 PM

3. Another Federalist Society Trumpanzee

Clerked for Neil Gorsuch & Clarence Thomas

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:23 PM

4. And this, of course, is the worse thing about the GOP being in power.

Congresspeople and senators come and go by vote but these appointments are permanent.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:30 PM

5. Criminals appointing Criminals to the Bench for life....

She (like every other Rethug judge) needs to be impeached and possibly criminally charged (if it's found she's issued any criminal rulings).

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Response to clementine613 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:10 PM

10. Unfortunately, she'll be there until 2069

She won't be impeached (unless she breaks the law), much less criminally charged.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:11 PM

11. She's a Rethug...

She's probably already broken the law dozens of times. We just have to find it.

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Response to clementine613 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:19 PM

12. Only 15 federal judges have ever been impeached, and only eight have ever been convicted

I don't wanna be a downer, but she's not going anywhere.

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Response to clementine613 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:51 PM

13. What is a 'criminal ruling'?

She’s a judge. She can have her opinions overruled by the Supreme Court, but unless the sun stops shineing get tomorrow, there’s no such thing as a criminal ruling.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 12:45 AM

15. Yup

I know it sucks when they appoint young conservative judges, but the "impeach!" posts I will never understand, because they aren't realistic. Unfortunately, she'll be a judge for a very long time, unless she ever <gasp> makes it to the SC.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:38 PM

8. Bernie wasn't the nominee. As a Sanders supporter, I voted for Hillary in the election

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:04 PM

9. but America is learning an important lesson now. So, it was worth it, right? Right?

Nothing was learned.

And now, we have a Modern Day Hitler.

Thanks, Bros!!!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:36 PM

7. The damage done. Thanks to Russia, Electoral College and people who don't even bother to vote

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:52 PM

14. Mainly the sixty percent who don't vote.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:52 AM

16. He's going to start nominating law school students next.

Find some B or C student (the A students have the prospect of making real money after graduation), get them to promise to follow a strictly conservative ideology after they graduate, and then have the Republican Senate confirm them to the Federal bench so they'll affect our society for the next 60 years.

Even at 37, Rushing potentially has nearly four decades to influence the direction American society evolves, especially since she's on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Trump is fucking up the country way beyond his term of office. Once he's done, I doubt the damage he wreaks will ever be able to be repaired.

Next to tearing up the Constitution and rewriting a new document to their suiting (the GOP's wet dream), by enabling Fat Donnie the Republican Party is doing the next best thing.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:58 AM

17. If this is a illegitimate presidency, do all of the judge appointments stand as legitimate also?

Should have paid more atention in civics class but i just dont know.

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Response to hydrolastic (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 08:43 AM

19. There is no mechanism to declare this an 'illegitimate Presidenccy

And they cannot remove any of his appointments without impeaching each one in turn. Impeachment is also a pipe dream. We’d have to get 2/3 of the Senate to vote yes, and more than half of the Senate already voted to confirm.

Having this kind of effect on the judiciary is what Republicans have dreamed of for 50 years, they’ll never give it up now that they have this opportunity.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:26 AM

18. "Alliance Defending Freedom'' hate group by SPLC ! I think that says it all. Can you say "nazi''?

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