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Trump Flips First Appeals Court from Left to Right

This is a hugely important story. One of the great, if underreported projects of the Trump presidency is the remaking of the Obama courts.

Despite Supreme Court Justice John Roberts’ delusional proclamation that there are only judges, not liberal or conservative judges, judges do in fact have personal biases and Barack Obama did much to shift the judiciary to the Left.

Now, President Trump is corralling it back over to the right, with long-lasting implications for the judiciary, especially if he is reelected.

According to the Washington Examiner:

With the confirmation of a nominee to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, President Trump has for the first time in his presidency flipped an appeals court to have a majority of Republican-appointed judges.

The approval of Paul Matey, who was deputy chief counsel to GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the “Bridgegate” controversy, to the federal appeals court in Philadelphia marked a milestone in the efforts by the president and the Republican-controlled Senate to reshape the federal judiciary.

The Senate approved Matey’s nomination in a 54-45 vote on Tuesday. He is the 35th appeals court nominee confirmed since Trump took office. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was the only Democrat to join with his Republican colleagues in voting for Matey.

Matey, 48, a partner at Lowenstein Sandler and member of the conservative Federalist Society, was first nominated to the federal bench in April. His nomination was opposed by his home state U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats.

8 thoughts on “Trump Flips First Appeals Court from Left to Right”

  1. It’s not supposed to be Right/Left. The judges are supposed to follow the existing laws of our country whether they like or approve them or not.
    This goes from the local magistrate to the Supreme Court. The law is the word.

    1. They’re supposed to, but they don’t.

      Liberal judges are the equivalent of NHL referees who act as though wearing black, white, and orange, must mean they play for the Philadelphia Flyers.

      I could, with tongue planted in cheek, even point out Francois St. Laurent’s refusal to intervene in Ray Emery’s mugging of Braden Holtby (look it up), but that’s too much inside baseball.

      Look, liberal judges have, for more than half a century, been imposing bullshit from the bench, that would have gotten any Democrat legislator voted out of office.

      How’d we end up at Obergefell? Do you know where that long and wicked road got started? It was a split decision on the Goodridge case in Massachusetts. Justice Sosman’s dissent, in hindsight, was right on the money.

      Legislators at too many levels know that if they want to impose something against the popular will by sheer force, that actually doing so in the legislature itself, would end their careers. How many Good Democrats got voted out of Congress after Obamacare?

      But if they delegate their authority to faceless executive bureaucrats…and then get set-for-life judges to go along with those bureaucrats’ decisions…then they can accrue all the power of the Politburo in a central-planned economy, while still praising themselves for being the guardians of freedom and democracy. *snorker*

      All they need, is friendly courts. From there, the Gramscian damage would follow, inexorably and irreversibly.

      In theory, Congress has the authority to strip inferior courts of jurisdiction. But doing so would mean more recorded votes in Congress, so that’s not going to happen.

      So if Trump-appointed judges are to best our best guarantors of liberty for the next generation, then I say, thank God that he won.

      But, please…can we get a moratorium on this fallacious is-ought thinking about the American judiciary?

  2. Speaking of legal matters – Perhaps California Governor Newsom is unaware that in his ban on actually executing those that so richly deserve it, he is defying the courts, judges and juries that put him/her on Death Row?

  3. The members of the ‘More Equal’ Pig’s Party, which includes Newsom, take pride in disregarding any & all legitimate laws, policy, & procedure.

  4. Roberts wants to keep getting invited to Georgetown cocktail parties. That’s why he cast the deciding vote on Obamacare TWICE.

    Hey Roberts, if there are no right or left judges, why did Harry Reid get rid of the filibuster for federal judicial nominees?

    Typical lawyer moron.

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