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Trump Scores Win in Overhauling California’s Liberal 9th Circuit

Maybe the new justices who will be confirmed will allow the president to do foreign policy, while they do judicial policy.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Two nominees to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a target of President Trump’s ire, cleared a major hurdle Thursday as they won approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The panel voted 12-10 along party lines to advance the nominations of Kenneth Lee and Daniel Collins, who were first chosen by Trump last year for seats on the 9th Circuit, considered to be the country’s most liberal appeals court. The nominations will now head to the Senate floor for a vote.

Lee came under scrutiny by Democrats on the panel for his college writings on sexual assault, race, and LGBT rights, which were not initially turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Among the writings was one titled “Ebonics at Cornell,” in which he defended The Cornell Review for an article that was a parody of Ebonics.

The 9th Circuit has heard numerous cases challenging Trump’s policies, including the travel ban and the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and has ruled against the president. As a result, Trump often lashes out against the court, calling it “unfair” and a “disgrace.”

But with the nominations of Lee and Collins, Trump has the chance to bring the 9th Circuit closer to parity. If the two are confirmed, 11 of the judges will be appointed by Republicans and 16 appointed by Democrats. Two more vacancies on the 9th Circuit remain, and Trump nominated Daniel Bress to fill one of those seats in February.

2 Responses to Trump Scores Win in Overhauling California’s Liberal 9th Circuit

  1. Question: So what happens if MrTrump ignores what the 9th Circuit Court says about his actions that are legally his to take?
    Do they call him in “contempt” and then what?