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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 05:54 PM

9. "unqualified "judges" that are now a majority on all US Circuit Courts"

No they are not. Turtle has been shoveling through a bunch but not that many to flip every Circuit Court (I think most are being filled at the District Court level). It's only been 3 years and the shovelling didn't get started in earnest until more recently because they weren't recommending anyone due to cluelessness about the process and providing recommendations (but Turtle eventually took care of that problem).

I will post this once more -

POLITICS 01/12/2017 07:00 am ET Updated Jan 12, 2017
How Barack Obama Transformed The Nationís Courts
He filled two SCOTUS seats and made the judiciary more diverse than ever. But the GOP stopped him from doing more.

By Jennifer Bendery


WASHINGTON ― Republicans cannot wait to begin dismantling President Barack Obamaís accomplishments, but thereís one thing they canít undo, even with full control of Congress and the White House: his judicial legacy.

Obama will leave office with 329 of his judicial nominees confirmed to lifetime posts on federal courts. That includes two U.S. Supreme Court justices and four judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the two most powerful courts in the nation. Because of Obama, Democratic appointees now have a 7-4 advantage on the D.C. panel, and those judges will play a major role in deciding cases during the Trump administration related to environmental regulations, health care, national security, consumer protections and challenges to executive orders.

Obama also tilted the partisan makeup of circuit courts. Nine of the countryís 13 appeals courts now have majority Democratic appointees, compared with just one when he took office in 2009.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-judicial-legacy_us_586c1944e4b0de3a08f9eb1f


What the above means is that when Obama took office, 12 of 13 Circuit Courts were (R)-controlled. When he left office 9 of 13 were (D)-controlled.

When Drumpf took office and per the latest I think that had been posted about when that unqualified judge was being confirmed, I believe it was noted in the thread that one Circuit Court (the 2nd - which covers NY) was flipped back to (R). But that will still leave 8 of the 13 Circuits (D)-controlled.

Remember the above was after 8 years - even if there was a "trickle" due to GOP blockages, it would still be more than what has been confirmed in the most recent 3 years.

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