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Trump. Lunedì scatta l’operazione sulle Corti di Giustizia. Una vera rivoluzione.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-05-10.

Casa Bianca

«The White House announced President Trump’s intention Monday to nominate a slate of 10 conservatives to the federal judiciary, building on his successful nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in his biggest push yet to reshape the federal courts»

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«The list includes five nominees for highly important federal appeals courts, which are one step below the Supreme Court and decide far more cases annually than the high court»

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«There are a total of 129 vacancies on the federal courts, giving Mr. Trump an opportunity to mold the judiciary with a conservative outlook for decades to come. The nominations are lifetime appointments»

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«White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president intends to push a “robust” pace of nominations, both in the judiciary and in other administration positions»

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«These 10 individuals that the president has chosen were chosen for their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles»

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«President Trump is building on the success of his nomination of Justice Gorsuch with an outstanding new slate of nominees for the lower federal courts»

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«With the filibuster no longer available to Senate Democrats on any judicial nominations, Mr. Trump should encounter less effective opposition to his nominees»

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«five of Mr. Trump’s first six expected nominees to federal appeals courts are under 50 years old»

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«The Senate hasn’t confirmed a circuit court judge since January 2016, enabling Trump to inherit 19 circuit court vacancies when he took office»

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«Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron panned the nominees as too conservative»

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Cerchiamo di tirare le somme.

– Il Presidente Trump ha ereditato dalla pregressa Amministrazione 19 nomine di giudici federali in sospeso per l’opposizione fatta in Senato.

– Il Presidente Trump deve nominare 129 giudici federali a vita, e li sta scegliendo accuratamente molto giovani, buona parte sotto i quaranta anni. Stando alle tabelle di vita media, resteranno in carica altri quaranta anni. E si toglieranno tutti i sassolini dalle scarpe: tratteranno per come sono stati trattati.

– Avendo costretto i repubblicani ad utilizzare la “nuclear option“, i democratici hanno aperto la strada alle nomine con conferma del Senato a maggioranza semplice: il Presidente Trump potrà quindi nominare chiunque gli aggradi, fosse anche il suo cavallo, un anfiosso oppure un masso di bauxite.

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«Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a progressive judicial advocacy group in the United States. Founded in 1979 by current president Nan Aron, AFJ monitors federal judicial appointments. AFJ represents a coalition of 100 politically liberal groups that have an interest in the federal judiciary.

According to the organization, “AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans.”» [Fonte]

Del tutto casualmente, Mr Nan Aron è stato a lungo stretto collaboratore di Mr George Soros, che ha finanziato la costituzione di questo gruppo. Sempre del tutto casualmente, Alliance for Justice rappresenta oltre cento gruppi politici liberal, con l’obiettivo dichiarato di instaurare gli “human rights“.

I loro lai sono nettare e divina ambrosia al palato repubblicano, che dopo la Presidenza, il Sento e la Camera, si sta avviando ad avere anche il controllo delle Corti di Giustizia federali.

Appena sia terminata questa operazione sulla giustizia americana, allora Mr Trump potrà affettivamente portare avanti la sua linea politica, sociale ed economica. Come effetto collaterale, potrà alla fine smantellare completamente tutto quanto fatto dalla pregressa Amministrazione.

Nota.

La resa dei conti i sta avvicinando a grandi passi. Ride bene solo chi ride ultimo.


The Washingon Times. 2017-08-09. Trump pushes to reshape courts with slate of conservative judge nominations

The White House announced President Trump’s intention Monday to nominate a slate of 10 conservatives to the federal judiciary, building on his successful nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in his biggest push yet to reshape the federal courts.

The list includes five nominees for highly important federal appeals courts, which are one step below the Supreme Court and decide far more cases annually than the high court. Two of the nominees, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras for the Eighth Circuit, were on the president’s list of jurists released during the campaign as potential candidates for the Supreme Court.

There are a total of 129 vacancies on the federal courts, giving Mr. Trump an opportunity to mold the judiciary with a conservative outlook for decades to come. The nominations are lifetime appointments.

The president’s other nominees for appellate judgeships are Louisville, Kentucky attorney John K. Bush to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett, a former law clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to the Seventh Circuit; and former Alabama state solicitor general Kevin Newsom, a former law clerk for retired Justice David Souter, to the Eleventh Circuit.

While Mr. Trump took his first step toward making his mark on the appeals courts, he didn’t move Monday to fill any of the four vacancies in the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers California and eight other western states. The president’s executive order banning travel from several majority-Muslim nations was initially blocked in the Ninth Circuit, prompting criticism from Mr. Trump about the appeals court’s record of being overturned by the Supreme Court and a suggestion that he break up the court’s jurisdiction.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president intends to push a “robust” pace of nominations, both in the judiciary and in other administration positions.

“These 10 individuals that the president has chosen were chosen for their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles,” Mr. Spicer said.

Conservative activists praised the latest nominations.

“President Trump is building on the success of his nomination of Justice Gorsuch with an outstanding new slate of nominees for the lower federal courts,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network. “The nominees have stellar qualifications and a record of courageous commitment to the rule of law that will make them excellent additions to the federal bench. When it comes to fulfilling his campaign promise to appoint strong, principled judges, Trump is knocking it out of the park.”

Among the group’s conservative legal credentials, Justice Larsen also clerked for Justice Scalia, and Justice Stras clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Democrats accused Mr. Trump of pandering to conservatives on his first slate of lower court nominees, instead of seeking input from progressives about potential candidates.

“Just as he did with the Supreme Court vacancy, the president is taking the Senate’s advice and consent role in judicial nominees and handing it over to the Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. “Instead of allowing these groups to single-handedly pick judges that will tilt the lower courts to the hard right for a generation, the president should work with members of both parties to pick judges from within the judicial mainstream, who will interpret the law rather than make it.”

Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron panned the nominees as too conservative.

“Packing the federal courts with judges whose records suggest they want to weaken critical constitutional rights and legal protections would undermine the Constitution’s promise of equal justice for all, and cause serious harm to millions of Americans,” she said.

Until Monday, Mr. Trump had only one other pending judicial nomination — U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar, of the Eastern District of Kentucky, is waiting for Senate confirmation for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Federal appeals courts have 20 vacancies, out of a total of 179 judgeships. There are also 101 vacancies on U.S. district courts, out of 677 total seats, and eight other vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The president also appointed four judges to district court seats on Monday, and one nominee to the Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Spicer said the nominees were chosen for “their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles.” Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, called the group an “excellent slate.”

Heritage Foundation legal analyst Hans von Spakovsky said he’s impressed with Mr. Trump’s choice of attorney Damien Schiff of the Pacific Legal Foundation for the little-known U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Schiff won a unanimous ruling at the Supreme Court in 2012 in a case challenging the EPA over property rights case and due process.

“Putting him on the Court of Federal Claims, which is the court that handles claims made against the federal government, that’s a great choice,” Mr. von Spakovsky said.

With the filibuster no longer available to Senate Democrats on any judicial nominations, Mr. Trump should encounter less effective opposition to his nominees. Senate Democrats eliminated filibusters on judicial nominees below the level of the Supreme Court when they held the majority in 2013 to get more of President Obama’s nominations approved.

Still, Committee for Justice president Curt Levey said Senate Democrats are likely to slow the confirmation process by “exploiting” debate time at “a record level.” He said Democrats also could try to defeat nominees “by abusing the ‘blue slip’ privileges granted to the two senators from each nominee’s home state.”

“If Democrats go that extreme, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley [Iowa Republican] may be forced to curtail the 100 year old blue-slip tradition,” he said.

The so-called blue slip is a tradition that allows senators from a nominee’s home state to block a nomination for virtually any reason.

Mr. Levey noted that five of Mr. Trump’s first six expected nominees to federal appeals courts are under 50 years old.

“The large number of judicial vacancies gives President Trump a historic opportunity to move the federal courts in the right direction — towards constitutionalism and away from judicial activism — in just four years,” Mr. Levey said. “Fulfilling this opportunity will require a steady stream of judicial nominations from the White House and a brisk pace of hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said some of the new nominees are being considered for seats that the Senate Republican majority blocked during Mr. Obama’s presidency.

“The Senate hasn’t confirmed a circuit court judge since January 2016, enabling Trump to inherit 19 circuit court vacancies when he took office,” Mr. Henderson said. “The Republicans should not be rewarded for their bad behavior.”

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