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Have Judicial Nominations by GOP Presidents 40, 41, 43, 45 diminished reputation of Judiciary?

Have Judicial Nominations by GOP Presidents 40, 41, 43, 45 diminished reputation of Judiciary?

  • No compared to conduct, judicial decisions, racial, gender diversity of nominees of 39, 42, 44, 46

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Consider also that these RWE "hacks" are chosen and intended as "time bombs". Justice Clarence Thomas elevated to the SCOTUS at age 42, this Trump appointed
judge, Trevor McFadden was nominated for the DC Federal Court at age 39...

Matthew Martin, who described Jan. 6 as a “magical day,” had faced misdemeanor charges for going into the Capitol during the insurrection.
April 6, 2022
" A federal judge on Wednesday found that a New Mexico man “reasonably believed” that police officers let him into the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 breach, ...

Announcing his decision from the bench, US District Judge Trevor McFadden said that although prosecutors argued there were numerous instances when Martin would have been aware that he wasn’t allowed on Capitol grounds or inside the building — as he walked past fences with signs saying “AREA CLOSED” and recorded video of a broken window, blaring alarms, police in riot gear, and people who appeared to have encountered tear gas — those were outweighed by Martin’s “plausible” belief that he had permission because officers didn’t try to stop him from entering.

..Martin’s conduct was as “minimal and non-serious” as the judge could imagine for someone who went into the Capitol on Jan. 6. He said that Martin seemed to be a “silent observer” of the scene and didn’t try to crowd the police, protest, or wave the “Trump” flag that he was carrying..."

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Tenure​

...In June 2019, McFadden ruled .. This ruling contradicted the 2015 ruling of the .. in U.S. House v. Azar, in which the court found that then-Republican-controlled House of Representatives had standing in a lawsuit against President Obama's Affordable Care Act. In September 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned McFadden's decision and reinstated the House's lawsuit. ..the appellate court held that a single chamber of Congress has "standing to pursue litigation against the Executive for injury to its legislative rights"; ,,the Trump administration's argument .. as a position that "turns the constitutional order upside down."

..chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has litigated to obtain Trump's tax returns, but McFadden has ruled other matters should be litigated prior to any such release. ..
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In February 2021, ...McFadden granted Cudd's request to travel to Riviera Maya in Mexico.." on the grounds that she had no previous criminal history, with no objection from Cudd's pretrial services officer or the prosecutor. Subsequent to Cudd's filing of her travel request, she was indicted on five federal counts, including one felony, relating to her alleged activities during the January 6, ..Capitol.

McFadden also ..suggesting that the January 6 Capitol rioters were being treated more harshly than the rioters in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. "The US Attorney's Office would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in the city," said McFadden during sentencing for one of the Capitol rioters. ..."

Memberships​

.. Federalist Society since 2003. .."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jan 14, 2022
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Pryor, the former Alabama attorney general who was appointed to the 11th Circuit by President George W. Bush, and Maze both declined to comment on the court’s ruling.

According to published reports, Clanton, while working as national field director for a conservative student group, sent a colleague a text message that read, “I HATE BLACK PEOPLE. Like (expletive) them all.” She also allegedly sent text messages demeaning Muslims...."
 

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Well, some people felt that President No. 44 appointed a certain lady to the Court strictly because of her ethnicity, certainly not for any legal brilliance.

Naturally, no one dared to openly criticize the appointment.
 

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Nice, another non-partisan poll.
Do you take me for an idiot who wouldn't notice the hypocrisy of your comment?

43 and 45 didn't win the popular vote to be in position to nominate five SCOTUS Justices, all five exclusively from names provided
by Scott Pruitt's close friend, Leonard Leo, a Federalist Society official. Leonard Leo was then assigned by 43 and 45 to shepherd all
five nominees through the Senate confirmation process.

"..Response to the nomination
Immediately following the president's announcement of Garland, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, announced a firm refusal to consider nominees to the Supreme Court until the next presidential inauguration. Citing what he called "the Biden Rule", McConnell argued that there should not be a nomination so close to the next presidential and congressional election, but rather that the nomination should await the outcome of that election (which was 8 months away, and 10 months to the next presidential and congressional inaugurations):

"The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the Court’s direction…The American people may well elect a President who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration. The next President may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice in the filling of this vacancy.’
...declaring:

"The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next President nominates, whoever that might be."
....
By the beginning of April however, a total of 29 Republicans had announced that even after election, regardless of its outcome, they would not consider the Garland nomination. In April, two Republican Senators, ..after weeks earlier expressing support for proceeding with hearings as a part of the nomination process, had reversed their positions, saying that they now opposed hearings on Garland's nomination. Two other Republicans, .. expressed their support for hearings and an up-or-down vote on Garland, ..Some Republicans, .. suggested that the Senate might not confirm any nominee to replace Scalia, particularly if Democrats retain control of the presidency.."

The first four nominees "suggested" by Leonard Leo were white male Roman Catholics. The last of the five was nominated by 45,

October 12, 2020
"Biden's full quote: “Never before in our nation’s history has a Supreme Court justice been nominated and installed while a presidential election is already underway. It defies every precedent, every expectation of a nation where the people, the people, are sovereign and the rule of law reigns.”
His campaign confirmed to FactCheck.org that “already underway” meant voting had started.
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This was refuted in a tweet by conservative author Douglas Karr, who listed 10 times presidents nominated someone to the country’s highest court during an election year.

Our rating: False​

We rate this claim as FALSE, based on our research. None of the nominations in Karr's tweet was made while Americans were voting for president. Taft and Hoover were running for reelection when they made their nominations in 1912 and 1932. Both men lost in November..."

The fifth consecutive white Roman Catholic nominated to SCOTUS by 43 or 45, a female, was raised in a tiny. extremist, male controlled religious sect, as was her spouse.

MembershipAbout 1,700[2]
"People of Praise practices a form of spiritual direction that involves the supervision of a member by a more "spiritually mature" person called a "head". People of Praise maintains that members retain their freedom of conscience under such direction. The community, like the Catholic Church, has few women in leadership positions. It nevertheless encourages women to pursue higher education and employment. .."
 

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The Investigations That Led to Scott Pruitt's Resignation

https://www.nytimes.com › 2018/04/18 › climate › scott-p...
Apr 18, 2018 — The most recent allegations being taken up by investigators are whether Mr. Pruitt improperly used his security detail for personal travel to ...

E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics ...

https://www.nytimes.com › 2018/07/05 › climate › scott-p...
Mr. Pruitt is the subject of at least 13 federal investigations, and a government watchdog agency concluded that he had broken the law with his ...

Pruitt landed wife a job at dark money group backing political ...

https://www.opensecrets.org › news › 2018/06 › wife-j...
Jun 15, 2018 — Leo arranged and initially paid for several events and meals Pruitt attended while on a June 2017 trip to Rome, the New York Times reported.

Link to cached page of this article,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/

Leonard Leo helped conservative nonprofits raise $250 million from mostly undisclosed donors in recent years to promote conservative judges and causes​

By Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg May 21, 2019
Leonard Leo stepped onto the stage in a darkened Florida ballroom, looked out at a gathering of some of the nation's most powerful conservative activists and told them they were on the cusp of fulfilling a long-sought dream.

For two decades, Leo has been on a mission to turn back the clock to a time before the U.S. Supreme Court routinely expanded the government’s authority and endorsed new rights such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Now, as President Trump’s unofficial judicial adviser, he told the audience at the closed-door event in February that they had to mobilize in “very unprecedented ways” to help finish the job.

When Conservative Justices Revolt - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com › archive › 2020/07 › leon...
Jul 28, 2020 — Until two months ago, Leonard Leo was among the unambiguous winners ... and, in less than four years, Leo has shepherded 200 judges to their ...

Trump Nears Post-Nixon First: No Black Circuit Judges​

https://news.bloomberglaw.com › us-law-week › no-bla...

Jun 25, 2020 — Trump appointed one Hispanic and zero Black appeals court judges ... 53 confirmed appeals court judges is Hispanic and none are Black.

Before Trump's nomination of Judge Barrett after 2020 presidential election early voting was already under way.

Leonard Leo's Court Capture Web Raised Nearly $600 Million ...

https://truenorthresearch.org › 2022/03 › leonard-leos-c...
Mar 22, 2022Leonard Leo has single-handedly changed the face of the judiciary under the ... Four Supreme Court justices — they're more successful than ...
 
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Of course they have not diminished the judiciary..... if anything they have enhanced the judiciary by being strict followers of the constitution as apposed to being the leftist judicial activists the left has appointed that masquerade as impartial justices
 

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A conveyor belt of Leonard Leo - Trump - McConnell "time bombs" placed in circuit (appellate) court and SCOTUS seats to make
corrupt judicial decisions for 30+ years each. White West Virginians (and voters in the other 18 of 19 poorest states "governed" solely by G.O.P.) voted Trump to cement their own poverty via this time bomb, "process"

Second Circuit shreds Nunes defamation claims against CNN​

https://www.courthousenews.com › second-circuit-shre...

1 day ago — Menashi also parted with the majority on its finding that Nunes suffered the greatest harm in California, saying instead Nunes suffered more in ...

Steven James Menashi (born January 15, 1979)...
Menashi served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit during the 2008–2009 term, and to Associate Justice Samuel Alito .. during the 2010–2011 term. In between, he was an Olin-Searle Fellow, a program offered by the Federalist Society, at ...

From 2011 to 2016, Menashi worked in the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he became a partner. While at Kirkland & Ellis, Menashi was a Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law and the Opperman Institute for Judicial Administration..

From 2016 to 2017, Menashi was an assistant professor of law at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he focused on administrative law and civil procedure.

Trump administration​

He took a leave of absence beginning in 2017, to become the deputy general counsel for postsecondary service at the United States Department of Education, and to serve as general counsel on an acting basis for that department as of May 24. At the Department of Education, Menashi helped devise a plan by the Department of Education to deny debt relief for thousands of students who claimed to have been cheated by for-profit colleges. The plan, which used students' private Social Security data, was ruled illegal by a federal judge. His role as acting general counsel ended on April 23, 2018, ..

In September 2018, Menashi moved to the White House to become a Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel..

Federal judicial service​

On August 14, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Menashi to serve as a.. Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On September 9, 2019, his nomination was sent to the Senate. That same day, the American Bar Association rated Menashi as "well qualified," its highest rating. He has been nominated to the seat vacated by Dennis Jacobs, who took senior status on May 31, 2019.

On September 11, 2019, a hearing on Menashi's nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.] During his hearing, Menashi was criticized by senators from both parties for refusing to answer their questions regarding the legal advice he gave on the Trump administration's immigration policies. ..On November 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a party-line vote of 12–10.[21] On November 13, 2019, the Senate invoked cloture by a vote of 51–44. On November 14, 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 51–41. ..."
 

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Motion for reconsideration... are Trump's judicial nominees historically awful?
They're repealing a constitutional right, is that not unprecedented? They're reversing a decision by seven G.O.P appointed SCOTUS
judges, 49 years ago.

Former acting U.S. Solicitor General and expert on the subject of the SCOTUS. He's as good as his word,

 
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