[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and reappears on the set of 'Ellen'

Does TV's obsession with fictional American traitors affect our view of government?

The twilight of the elites...in the European Union

Broadcast Networks Push An Anti-Gun Agenda After Vegas Shooting

6 Questions About the Vegas Massacre That Will Make You Wonder What They’re Hiding

Eyewitness account of rapid gunfire, muzzle flash, people shot at Tropicana, ‘blood on walls’: Las Vegas shooting

The helicopter gunner theory: Are Las Vegas police hiding the fact that a helicopter gunship stormed the festival?

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speech

Cops Respond to Bank Robber by Shooting His Hostage 9 Times

Florida girl, 9, dies after 325-pound woman sits on her as punishment

'I was running downstairs in heels with a cup of coffee and fell backwards!': Hillary Clinton appears on British TV show to promote her book hobbling on crutches and wearing a protective boot after BREAKING her toe

Man Busted for Meth That Was Actually Donut Glaze Gets $37,500 for His Trouble

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING VIDEO CHANGES EVERYTHING

Collins: 'I just felt that I couldn't walk away' from Senate (I do play a key role)

Polkark,from Masterpiece Theater on PBS

Cops Attack Fellow Cop, Handcuff, Shackle, Taser Him—for Being Sick

Clinton Foundation to keep Harvey Weinstein's $250,000 donation

Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show

Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

Austrian 'whizz-kid' in election triumph

Trump Given A Subpoena For All Documents Relating To Assault Allegations

FBI 'Hand-In-Hand' With Vegas PD, Begin Damage Control: "There Is No Conspiracy... Nobody Is Attempt to Hide Anything"

Young Man Arrested for Underage Sex Was Re-Arrested for Sharing a Pizza with a 17-Year-Old

Donald Trump Is Handicapping Supreme Court Vacancies

Austrian Vote Nudges Europe's Balance to Right as Populists Gain

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

The Las Vegas massacre narrative has more holes than a Mandalay Bay hotel hallway

Assange to be kicked out of embassy? Wikileaks founder clashes with Ecuador over Catalonia

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Against NFL Owners for Collusion

Trump golfs with Rand Paul

Federal Judge Re-affirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

Vicente Fox is Running for President of the United States

Melissa Etheridge Arrested For Having Cannabis Oil She Used to Help With Cancer

Clinton: We made a person who committed sexual assault president

Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves

Former Trump campaigner and Rubio intern shot 13 times while sleeping

For he is a jolly good fellow

Lets talk the Catholic Church and their damned lies

Possibility of ‘Professor Hillary Clinton’ ignites GREAT ideas for #HillaryCourses at Columbia

Trump: 'We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values'

The 4 LV Strip hotels with cameras in hallways

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING SURVIVOR KYMBERLEY SUCHOMEL, WHO CLAIMED MULTIPLE SHOOTERS INVOLVED, DIES UNEXPECTEDLY

Las Vegas Shooting Mystery: Injured Security Guard Disappears Ahead Of Planned Interviews, What Is Going On?

InfoWars Boss [Alex Jones] Has His Own Harrowing Tale of Sexual Abuse at the Hands of Hollywood Honchos

Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Abruptly Dies Just Days After Posting Eyewitness Account Of Multiple Shooters And Subsequent Cover-Up

Gun-Toting Robber Waltzes Into Convenience Store, Clerk Immediately Opens Fire

Veteran Bucks the Former Mayor of Phoenix, City Makes Him Pay for More Than a Decade

Joy To The World (Three-Dog Night Vid)

Former GOP staffer shot 13 times in bed; suspect had blood on hands and feet

Porn king Larry Flynt offers $10 million cash in writing to anyone with the goods to take down POTUS


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

U.S. Constitution
See other U.S. Constitution Articles

Title: Mitch McConnell Goes to the Mattresses for Trump's Judicial Nominees
Source: Weekly Standard
URL Source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/mitch ... icial-nominees/article/2010022
Published: Oct 11, 2017
Author: Fred Barnes
Post Date: 2017-10-11 09:17:26 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 42
Comments: 3

The Republican drive to confirm federal judges has gained momentum from a series of actions by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They seem modest but are likely to speed up the confirmation of both appeals and district court judges—conservatives, for the most part.

Democrats won’t be pleased. The steps McConnell has taken in recent weeks are aimed at thwarting their efforts to block, sideline, or delay President Trump’s nominees.

Here’s what McConnell has done:

* Confirming judicial nominees has been elevated to a top priority in the Senate. “I decide the priority,” McConnell said in an interview. “Priority between an assistant secretary of State and a conservative court judge—it’s not a hard choice to make.”

And when nominees “come out of committee, I guarantee they will be dealt with,” McConnell said. “Regardless of what tactics are used by Democrats, the judges are going to be confirmed.”

* No longer will “blue slips” be allowed to deny a nominee a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and vote on confirmation. In the past, senators have sometimes barred a nominee from their state by refusing to return their slip to the committee, thus preventing a hearing and confirmation.

“The majority”—that is, Republicans—will treat a blue slip “as simply notification of how you’re going to vote, not as an opportunity to blackball,” McConnell told me. The use of blue slips, he noted, is not a Senate rule and has “been honored in the breach over the years.” Now it won’t be honored at all.

* The so-called “30 hours rule”—which provides for 30 hours of debate on a nominee—won’t be overturned. But McConnell vowed to set aside time for these debates. And he can make this happen because he sets the Senate schedule.

The majority leader has been under pressure recently from conservative groups to get more court nominees approved by the Judiciary Committee—and more rapidly—and sent to the Senate floor. McConnell had long prodded the committee to increase the number of hearings, then report the nominees out as quickly as possible for Senate floor votes.

One of McConnell’s critics is the Judicial Crisis Network, which promotes the nomination of more conservatives. It planned to run an ad urging McConnell to accelerate the pace of dealing with nominees, but held off after talking to his aides, Politico reported.

Another group, the Conservative Action Project, released a memo calling on McConnell to immediately “schedule committee and floor action every Thursday and Friday for the foreseeable future” to confirm judges and administration officials.

In the interview, McConnell said “it takes a while to get [more judicial nominees] in the pipelines.” But the White House has begun turning out more nominations in recent weeks.

Since Trump was inaugurated, judicial vacancies have grown from 106 to 149. Upcoming resignations will boost the number of vacancies to 166.

The possibility of losing control of the Senate in 2018 has added to the concern among Republicans about the losing the chance to maximize the conservative influence in the federal courts. This, McConnell said, “is another reason to more quickly.”


Poster Comment:

If they produce nothing else, the GOP Senate will fill empty judiciary slots.

Mitch the Bitch learned his Gorsuch lesson well and he'll keep riding it.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Tooconservative (#0)

#DitchMitch has been all over the web. He finally realized that we are calling for his head, hence he will suddenly work to get these judcial nominees passed.

You're a joke Mitch. You stood in the way all this time, so don't think we will soon forget. Your #s must be horrid. Breitbart has had several articles on this obstructionist. We've been blasting his obstructionism and calling our Congress critters to force him out.

Suddenly, he wants to do his job. Many days late and many dollars short! You are OUT Mitch. Vacate the chair or we will do it for you.

borntoweardiamonds  posted on  2017-10-12   8:00:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: borntoweardiamonds (#1)

You're a joke Mitch. You stood in the way all this time, so don't think we will soon forget. Your #s must be horrid.

All Mitch has to do is say the words "Associate Justice Gorsuch" to the GOP Senate caucus. And any opposition to his leadership will instantly fold. Gorsuch isn't Trump's USSC justice, he is McConnell's.

Mitch ain't goin' anywhere any time soon.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-10-12   8:58:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Tooconservative (#0)

* The so-called “30 hours rule”—which provides for 30 hours of debate on a nominee—won’t be overturned. But McConnell vowed to set aside time for these debates.

Make it 30 hours of water-boarding! There must be something wrong with these nominees if Mitch likes them. Enhanced interrogation techniques during the confirmation hearings will reveal the truth.

hondo68  posted on  2017-10-12   9:54:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com