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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Trump will add twice as many judges next year as Obama did in eight

Quote of the day:
"President Trump will add twice as many lifetime members to the federal judiciary in the next 12 months (650) as Barack Obama named in eight years (325). American law will never be the same."
Now that is something to be thankful for.

And get your cups ready to catch the liberal tears flowing from the realization that Marxism is dead once the courts stop legislating.

I will spare readers my usual and-you-can-thank-Mitch McConnell spiel. But it is here if you want to read it.

Liberals have woken up to the fact that The Donald is in charge.

Democratic Party hack Ronald A. Klain -- he worked in the Clinton White House, the Obama White House, and the Clinton Outhouse last year -- wrote a piece in the Washington Post that recognizes the price liberals paid for Obama.

They lost the House, the Senate, and the White House.

And far from being a loose cannon, President Trump is firing laser beams.

From Ronald A. Klain:
Trump is wasting no time in filling the 103 judicial vacancies he inherited. In the first nine months of Obama’s tenure, he nominated 20 judges to the federal trial and appellate courts; in Trump’s first nine months, he named 58. Senate Republicans are racing these nominees through confirmation; last week, breaking a 100-year-old tradition, they eliminated the “blue slip” rule that allowed home-state senators to object to particularly problematic nominees. The rush to Trumpify the judiciary includes nominees rated unqualified by the American Bar Association, nominees with outrageously conservative views and nominees significantly younger (and, therefore, likely to serve longer) than those of previous presidents. As a result, by sometime next year, 1 in 8 cases filed in federal court will be heard by a judge picked by Trump. Many of these judges will likely still be serving in 2050.

The Marxist infiltration of the American Bar Association rendered that organization as useless as a screen door on a submarine.

But unlike the Bushes and other Republicans, Trump understands that it is not just the district judges, the appellate judges and the Supreme Court justices who matter. Trump has been involved in 3,500 lawsuits (as per USA Today) and he has never scrimped on lawyers. He knows administrative law judges carry great weight.

And Trump is listening to Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society

From Klain:
Calabresi has also proposed that Congress abolish 158 administrative law judgeships in federal regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Securities and Exchange Commission, and replace these impartial fact-finders with a new corps of 158 Trump-selected judges who — unlike current administrative law judges — would serve for life.
Bwa ha ha ha.

And there is another rule-changer from Calabresi.

From Klain:
In a paper that deserves credit for its transparency (it features a section titled “Undoing President Barack Obama’s Judicial Legacy”), Calabresi proposes to pack the federal courts with a “minimum” of 260 — and possibly as many as 447 — newly created judicial positions. Under this plan, the 228-year-old federal judiciary would increase — in a single year — by 30 to 50 percent.
Trump is the liberal's worse nightmare. He is re-shaping the judiciary.

But imagine you are a Counterfeit Conservative. Your livelihood depends on railing against activist judges. That's how you pull down big donations be it for your next congressional race or for your think tank.

What happens when the judges stop minting new outrages for you to exploit?

And worse, what happens when the courts stop taking on the weighty issues that legislators hate to debate -- abortion, homosexuality, capital punishment, and even birth control -- and lawmakers have to hash it out?

From Klain: "Progressives need to mount a more cohesive and effective plan to slow down the Trump train of judicial transformation. Otherwise, we’ll have a court-packing turducken for Thanksgiving, and a revolutionary rollback in rights and regulation for Christmas."

I'm dreaming of a Right Christmas....


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  1. Probably a nominee for Surber +Trump post of the year. The sound of squealing liberal snout stuck in a narrow public trough is always pleasing but this is truly lyric. I'm sure there is heroic meter in it somewhere.
    Unlike the "Legacy of Hussein", which was that of PC slavery, financial ruin, and selfish basement dwelling indolence, that of Trump could be the one that builds the strength of independent character America needs to compete with more than a billion pitiless IQs over 130 in Asia and the subcontinent in the next century. Long may he reign.

    1. Agree. Excellently written and a topic under the radar for most

  2. Great article. I was aware of the overall judge appointing efforts but completely unaware of the administrative plan. Good stuff from the Donald (Don Surber that is).

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    1. Agree. Great news about the administrative plan. President Trump’s lessons learned are paying off.

  3. Now if he could remake the 9th Circus. we in NE Oregon need help due to th eblue Island of Portlandia driving the politcal wagon-for now..
    Thankful for Barry being a lazy choomer..

  4. In light of the abysmal rulings from liberal, activist judges against everything Trump, this is good news indeed!

  5. Bravo for President Trump's nominations for federal judgeships. It should not have had to be this way. Appointing judges who uphold the laws as written seems like a no-brainer. But, as is their wont, the Progressive Liberals had to appoint a cohort of judges who believe in a "living Constitution," turn the laws as written upside down, and legislate from the bench. Again, bravo to President Trump for returning the federal court system to judicial sanity. - Elric

  6. Try to remember the kind of November when no-one wept except the R.I.N.O.s

  7. "American law will never be the same." - By that he means judges will actually enforce American law rather than ignoring it entirely and, instead, creating "law" by enacting Cultural Marxism as judicial precedent.

    "Blue slip - 100 years tradition" - That's just a HUGE LIE. Sen Grassley gave a concise history of the usage of the blue slips when he announced his committee would stop allowing a single Senator to use it to blackball a nominee. Pretty clear that the MSM depiction of it is complete BS.

  8. Trump really needs to split the 9th Circuit. It covers too many states, too many people, and can't keep up with its cases. Its influence is far higher than any of the other Circuit courts because of the size of the territory it covers and the sheer number of cases it catches.

    Split it in half, creating a new Circuit, and split the judges too, and appoint as necessary to create a full bench for the two circuits.

    Solves the above problems while also, happily, creating two Circuits with a majority of Judges that upheld, rather than invent, the law.

    1. Better yet, split the 9th into three parts. Follow Julius Caesar's observation: "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" (All Gaul is divided into three parts).

    2. The FDA news is interesting. FDA is very corrupt

  9. "But imagine you are a Counterfeit Conservative. Your livelihood depends on railing against activist judges. That's how you pull down big donations be it for your next congressional race or for your think tank."

    It's amazing how Don doesn't realize that he's describing Vichy Mitchy to a T.

    Sorry, Don, but Vichy has done as little as possible to get Trump's people confirmed. His little stunt with the "no recess appointments" proves that.

  10. As usual Trump is doing his job - appointing. But is McConnell and the Swamp Senate doing theirs - approving?

  11. Amen, Brother Don. May the Trump Courts hold sway for a long, long, time.