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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:19 AM

Moscow Mitch Calls Senate Back Mid-Pandemic To Confirm Judicial Hack Climate Denier

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According to Politico, one of Mitch McConnell’s reasons for ordering hundreds of people to return to D.C. during a pandemic was to quickly confirm one of Trump’s controversial judicial nominees for a seat on one of the nation’s most powerful courts—a seat that isn’t going to be vacant until September.

This nominee just so happens to be one of McConnell’s protégés. Justin Walker, a 38-year-old former clerk for Brett Kavanaugh, had never been a judge; never tried a case; never served as co-counsel; and received a rare “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association before McConnell confirmed him to his first federal judgeship last year. Now, Walker is up for a lifetime appointment on the country’s second-highest court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals—which also just so happens to be the most important court for climate change policy and regulation.

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n advance of his first confirmation to a federal judgeship last year, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Walker if he believes “human activity is contributing to or causing climate change.” Walker declined to give an answer. “These issues are implicated by pending or impending litigation,” he replied. “The Canons of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges therefore prohibit me from expressing a view.”

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I asked Tisdel and four other experts in climate law if Walker might be prohibited from speaking about climate science because of an ethical rule, or because of pending or impending cases before the D.C. Circuit. They all said no. The first reason Walker is allowed to talk about climate science is because there are no pending cases over whether human activity causes climate change, and likely never will be. The D.C. Circuit has already affirmed that human activity contributes to climate change. “A panel including a conservative judge unanimously upheld that finding,” noted David Doniger, a senior attorney at the National Resources Defense Council. “The Supreme Court denied certiorari when asked for review. The Trump EPA has taken no steps to reverse the finding.” In other words, it’s done. Not pending. Not impending. It’s settled.

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https://climatecrocks.com/2020/05/04/judgement-call-senate-called-back-in-pandemic-to-confirm-climate-denier/

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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:24 AM

1. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:25 AM

2. Gotta pack the courts because they are going to lose the house, the senate, and the White House.

n/t

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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:26 AM

3. The best people.

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Tue May 5, 2020, 09:55 AM

4. The GOP is the American mob..

the cartel of cartels.. dealing in death and destruction..

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