Thune: Senate Confirming Well-Qualified Judges at Record Pace

Thune: Senate Confirming Well-Qualified Judges at Record Pace

“I’m proud that we’re putting judges on the bench who will rule according to the law and the Constitution … not their personal opinions, their political beliefs, or the political party of the individuals before their court.”

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today discussed the Senate’s latest action on judicial confirmations. With the confirmations of Justices Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa, the Senate has now confirmed 48 appellate court judges during this administration – more appellate court judges than had been confirmed at this point in any of the previous five presidential administrations.

23 Replies to “Thune: Senate Confirming Well-Qualified Judges at Record Pace”

    1. Ike

      VanDyke cried -CRIED- about being grilled on LGBTQ issues. He’s rated ‘unqualified’ by the American Bar Association. Trump has nominated 9 such unqualified candidates for the bench, 5 have been confirmed so far.

      The 9th is fine the way it is – they represent their circuit correctly. Sorry you don’t agree, but the 9th is overwhelmingly left or left-leaning. If wishes were horses….

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      1. Anonymous

        Judges don’t “represent” a circuit. They have no constituency other than the law and the constitution.

        The idea that federal judges should decide cases on the political and social views of their particular geographic area is exactly the opposite of how the framers intended for the judiciary to work.

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        1. Ike

          Merrick Garland would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

          Explain for us please how judiciary appointments are not political.

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              1. Anonymous

                There is a reason federal judges are appointed. Ethically, judges cannot and should not describe how they will rule in future cases because each case is supposed to be limited to its specific fact pattern and how that complies with existing laws. Judges are not supposed to be swayed by public opinion, but rather by the law as it stands. If public opinion wants a law changed or a new one implemented, it is incumbent on their elected representatives in Congress to do so. The founders made things this way for a reason, Tara. Read a history book.

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            1. John Dale

              “The appointment is political. The act of judging is not.”

              Exactly. It takes a very morally construed person to correctly interpret laws with which they disagree.

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        2. John Dale

          “The idea that federal judges should decide cases on the political and social views of their particular geographic area is exactly the opposite of how the framers intended for the judiciary to work.”

          This is very well said. Judicial activism has been used as a political tool. Like many other aspects of modern American life, we have a significant and damaging departure from the American/Western ideal that seems to trace back to a lack of moral sensibilities (whether logically derived from within, or spiritually derived from without).

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        3. John Dale

          “The idea that federal judges should decide cases on the political and social views of their particular geographic area is exactly the opposite of how the framers intended for the judiciary to work.”

          Very well said. Judicial activism is another example of the lack of moral sensibilities in modern society (whether logically derived from within or spiritually derived from without).

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          1. Dohn Jale

            Then again I ramble on and on not being aware that I am the only one posting on these blogs day in and day out talking to myself.

            Oh sweet Cannabis. Did I forget to feed the kids again? Peace love and out.

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            1. John Dale

              Dohn Jale – it’s an honor to be attacked by you.

              🙂

              Turns out, Cannabis is a pretty big industry, now (wake up, sweat Austin Powers .. it’s a whole new world out there).

              If SD legalizes, it’ll create a whole lotta kid feeding jobs in SD!

              Beats meth, eh? How are them teeth holding up? When it comes to brushing them, you should definitely be on it. Teeth brushing, that is.

              I called the Governor’s office this morning and congratulated them on that campaign. Did you know that meth is legal in SD if prescribed by a doctor?

              Pathetic.

              Are you going to choose your own alias someday, or just keep leaching of my creativity?

              How bout, “Rainbowunicorn” or “Globalisthorsie” or “Methicorn”?

              I’m very happy South Dakota is legalizing Cannabis. It will help us focus on things that are really problems like meth.

              We’re on it. And that’s sad.

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      2. Anon

        Trump has flipped the second third and allow 11th circuit and dramatically narrow the gap to only a plus-3 Democrat on the 9th circuit thank you mr. President

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        1. Anonymous

          I ditto your applause of our president. He is appointing judges who follow the Constitution and the laws and don’t make the laws. Liberals don’t understand why judges can’t (legally) make laws.

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      3. Anonymous

        And you are a legal expert how? What is your background/experience/education level?

        The 9th Circuit is anti-Constitution and does not follow the law of the country; they are as much a part of the swamp as Pelosi, Schumer, the Clintons, Nadler, AOC, and the list goes on and on.

        The ABA is a left-wing, anti-Constitution group, so their opinion matters not to me.

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        1. Anonymous

          You play it a little fast and loose with that “anti-constitution” label, dude. The ABA is anti-constitution? The same ABA that labeled Gorsuch as well qualified by unanimous vote of the standing committee? Not everyone who disagrees with you on legal minutiae is anti-constitution.

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  1. Dohn Jale

    McConnell scuttled nearly every judge President Obama wanted to appoint and it will take President Sanders years to regain control of the court.

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    1. John Dale

      “spam” – I think that word doesn’t mean what you think it means.

      If I knew when Cory went to work, that would make me sociopathic surveillance jerk.

      Have a good one “anon”.

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  2. anon

    too bad we can’t get rid of the liberal judges we have here in South Dakota—another reason for a second term for Trump!

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