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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:10 AM

Trump judicial nominee withdraws amid GOP opposition

Source: Politico

Michael Bogren, a Trump judicial nominee, is withdrawing from consideration amid a Republican backlash, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Bogren, who was nominated to the District Court for the Western District of Michigan, faced growing opposition from Republican senators. Three Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee ó Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas and Thom Tillis of North Carolina ó said they would oppose his nomination and more were expected to emerge. He also faced criticism from conservative advocacy groups like the Judicial Crisis Network, Heritage Action for America, and Conservative Action Project.

Bogrenís withdrawal is a rare and embarrassing setback for the White House, which has had little trouble getting the GOP-controlled Senate to confirm President Donald Trumpís judicial nominees.

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At issue was a brief Bogren signed off on while defending the city of East Lansing against a Catholic couple that opposed same-sex marriage. The couple was barred from East Lansing's farmers market after they refused to a host a same-sex marriage on their farm citing religious beliefs. In response, the couple sued.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/11/trump-judicial-nominee-withdraws-1361504



So, not fringe enough?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

1. I figured it was either he was not fringe enough

or he had worked to keep Mc Connell from being re-elected

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:15 AM

2. Only ultra-right zealots wanted. Others need not apply.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:01 PM

3. Maybe this is a good time

To remind folks just how important it is to get Trumpsky the hell out of the White House. Heís doing irreparable damage to our court system.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:56 PM

4. here's the kiss of death...

Unlike many Trump judicial nominees, Bogren did have the backing of his home-state senators. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters supported his nomination

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