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(Slate)   The Biden administration is on pace to have 60 empty federal judgeships by the end of this year, which no doubt will only grow if McConnell becomes Senate leader again   (slate.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 1:08:28 PM  
We're f*cked.
 
2022-07-05 1:13:59 PM  
Recess appointments.
 
2022-07-05 3:49:06 PM  
Or we give Mitch that one Nazi motherf*cker for the Kentucky bench and we can get all 60 filled...

Was that the deal?

F*ck yeah I'd take that deal.
 
2022-07-05 3:53:18 PM  
it's ok guys the GOP will make his case for him in the midterms we're all good unless those progressive socialists get all uninspired and distracted by the new i-phone again
 
2022-07-05 3:55:42 PM  

Palined Parenthood: it's ok guys the GOP will make his case for him in the midterms we're all good unless those progressive socialists get all uninspired and distracted by the new i-phone again


all judicial seats will be filled. by friday.
 
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2022-07-05 3:56:27 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Or we give Mitch that one Nazi motherf*cker for the Kentucky bench and we can get all 60 filled...

Was that the deal?

F*ck yeah I'd take that deal.


Honored exactly as well as "No SCotUS nominees in the final year"
 
2022-07-05 3:56:45 PM  

aleister_greynight: Recess appointments.


It's not that they're blocked by anybody.

It's that Joe Biden('s team) can't keep up.

FTA: even an historic pace has not been enough to keep up with the rate of judicial retirements

The old farts are FINALLY leaving and Joe Biden('s team) is overwhelmed in their inability to find good center-right judges.
 
2022-07-05 3:57:36 PM  

aleister_greynight: Recess appointments.


What we need is a daily watch of how many farks Biden has. Some days I get the feeling that the field is getting pretty thin and I'd like to know what to anticipate.
Like a little while ago when he made the statement about defending Taiwan. Seems like he looked out at a barren field that day.
 
2022-07-05 3:57:46 PM  

puffy999: We're f*cked.

"Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin must be willing to bypass a Senate tradition"


We're double f*cked.
 
2022-07-05 3:58:54 PM  
You have to vet the judges thoroughly. You don't want to wind up with a bunch of liberal activist judges running roughshod over the constitution and making wildly unpopular decisions that could negatively impact millions of Americans. Could you imagine?
 
2022-07-05 4:00:12 PM  

Subtonic: You have to vet the judges thoroughly.


He's a good man and thorough...
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2022-07-05 4:00:27 PM  
if McConnell becomes Senate leader again

This could really hinder Democrats' ability to hinder themselves
 
2022-07-05 4:00:35 PM  

aleister_greynight: Recess appointments.


...are not a thing for Article III judges.

Also, the Senate won't go into recess until the end of the year, anyway.

And the Senate isn't the problem, since there aren't any nominees being held up.
 
2022-07-05 4:01:35 PM  
It's okay. He struck a deal with McConnell for placing an anti-abortion Democratic judge for Kentucky. Since Mitch McConnell is a man of his word, a veritable paragon of honor, some might say... I am sure he will honor this deal with Joe Biden and continue to allow him to place judges even if the unthinkable happens and Republicans by some miracle take the Senate in November.
 
2022-07-05 4:02:28 PM  
You've been warned. Maybe you'll listen this time.

/ not counting on it
 
2022-07-05 4:04:59 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Or we give Mitch that one Nazi motherf*cker for the Kentucky bench and we can get all 60 filled...

Was that the deal?

F*ck yeah I'd take that deal.


That's like Trump doing diplomacy level of bad deal.  Why give them a Nazi for nothing?

McConnell has nothing to do with this, the process is just too slow.
 
2022-07-05 4:05:16 PM  

SplittingAces: You've been warned. Maybe you'll listen this time.

/ not counting on it


Blackmailed by an inept white house is not "warned."
 
2022-07-05 4:05:21 PM  
The courts are going to decide 2024, this is bad news for America.
 
2022-07-05 4:05:31 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's okay. He struck a deal with McConnell for placing an anti-abortion Democratic judge for Kentucky. Since Mitch McConnell is a man of his word, a veritable paragon of honor, some might say... I am sure he will honor this deal with Joe Biden and continue to allow him to place judges even if the unthinkable happens and Republicans by some miracle take the Senate in November.


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2022-07-05 4:06:42 PM  
Give blue slips the pink slip.  Problem solved.

/and a brown note for McConnell
 
2022-07-05 4:07:21 PM  
Democrats are weak and ineffective.

The Republicans managed to get e truth I got they wanted when Trump was in office.

Dems couldn't get judges under Obama or Biden.
 
2022-07-05 4:07:27 PM  

joen00b: The courts are going to decide 2024, this is bad news for America.


Meh, much ado about nothing. They decided 2000 too and that turned out fine
 
2022-07-05 4:07:43 PM  

misanthropicsob: Subtonic: You have to vet the judges thoroughly.

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We cannot risk appointing judges who do not know how to fix the cable.
 
2022-07-05 4:07:48 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's okay. He struck a deal with McConnell for placing an anti-abortion Democratic judge for Kentucky. Since Mitch McConnell is a man of his word, a veritable paragon of honor, some might say... I am sure he will honor this deal with Joe Biden and continue to allow him to place judges even if the unthinkable happens and Republicans by some miracle take the Senate in November.


It's sickening.   Durbin is still honoring blue slips.   The Senate is a f-ing mess.
 
2022-07-05 4:08:04 PM  
Like so many of Biden's other presidential tasks, he and his administration are just not up to the required job duties.
 
2022-07-05 4:09:55 PM  
LOL, it took what, thirty seconds before someone proved my point?

Carry on, shiatposters!

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2022-07-05 4:12:35 PM  
I admit complete ignorance on this process, but it seems as if they should make this a priority and I am curious what would have to be done to fix it.

I mean work these senators 16 hours a day if you must, but get it done.
 
2022-07-05 4:14:47 PM  

misanthropicsob: aleister_greynight: Recess appointments.

It's not that they're blocked by anybody.

It's that Joe Biden('s team) can't keep up.

FTA: even an historic pace has not been enough to keep up with the rate of judicial retirements

The old farts are FINALLY leaving and Joe Biden('s team) is overwhelmed in their inability to find good center-right judges.


well, to be fair... they probably don't have the lists from the federalist society telling them who to appoint to which court...
 
2022-07-05 4:14:55 PM  

MarciusDecimus: I admit complete ignorance on this process, but it seems as if they should make this a priority and I am curious what would have to be done to fix it.

I mean work these senators 16 hours a day if you must, but get it done.


It's not the senators, but Joe. He's probably only working 24 hours a week (6/4s). He's been seeming burnt out since Christmas.
 
2022-07-05 4:15:20 PM  

JDAT: Like so many of Biden's other presidential tasks, he and his administration are just not up to the required job duties.

Before being confirmed, each judicial nominee must appear before the committee for a hearing. As a result, the number of hearings scheduled and the number of nominees who can appear at each hearing are probably the most important factors in determining how many nominees will be confirmed before the end of this Congress. Right now, committee Democrats are following norms and recent practices, but this is simply not sufficient to fill every judicial vacancy-and indeed, sets a path that would leave more than 60 seats open.


Yup, Biden's fault.
 
2022-07-05 4:16:03 PM  

Sofa King Smart: misanthropicsob: aleister_greynight: Recess appointments.

It's not that they're blocked by anybody.

It's that Joe Biden('s team) can't keep up.

FTA: even an historic pace has not been enough to keep up with the rate of judicial retirements

The old farts are FINALLY leaving and Joe Biden('s team) is overwhelmed in their inability to find good center-right judges.

well, to be fair... they probably don't have the lists from the federalist society telling them who to appoint to which court...


That seems like a problem that progressives need to fix.
 
2022-07-05 4:16:07 PM  
FTFAIt's time for Senate Democrats and the Biden White House to push beyond their current practices in order to fill all of the judicial vacancies by the end of this Congress.

Well Jesus Christ no goddamn SH*T! Some people may have to work a couple of weekends between now and then, but perhaps for the sake of the country it will be worth it.

I would sleep a F*CK of a lot better if I could occasionally feel like people in Biden's White House were on top of things, but sh*t like this article comes out and I just picture them all running around frantically, bumping into each other all day long, and late-reacting to everything the republicans do.
 
2022-07-05 4:16:11 PM  
That means filling every vacancy, even if it means breaking with the few remaining judicial confirmation process norms left in McConnell's wake or standing up to Republican senators.

Welp, we're boned.
 
2022-07-05 4:16:24 PM  

MarciusDecimus: I admit complete ignorance on this process, but it seems as if they should make this a priority and I am curious what would have to be done to fix it.

I mean work these senators 16 hours a day if you must, but get it done.


Sorry, Manchin doesn't feel like it or something.
 
2022-07-05 4:18:08 PM  

austerity101: MarciusDecimus: I admit complete ignorance on this process, but it seems as if they should make this a priority and I am curious what would have to be done to fix it.

I mean work these senators 16 hours a day if you must, but get it done.

Sorry, Manchin doesn't feel like it or something.


Neat trick since he's not on the Judiciary Committee.
 
2022-07-05 4:19:11 PM  
Not sure if I missed it skimming the article, but are they catching up, or falling behind. Yes, I understand there's a bunch still to fill either way, but wasn't there a bunch of empty seats previously?
 
2022-07-05 4:21:33 PM  

GoldSpider: JDAT: Like so many of Biden's other presidential tasks, he and his administration are just not up to the required job duties.

Before being confirmed, each judicial nominee must appear before the committee for a hearing. As a result, the number of hearings scheduled and the number of nominees who can appear at each hearing are probably the most important factors in determining how many nominees will be confirmed before the end of this Congress. Right now, committee Democrats are following norms and recent practices, but this is simply not sufficient to fill every judicial vacancy-and indeed, sets a path that would leave more than 60 seats open.

Yup, Biden's fault.


FTA: Today, there are more than 80 judicial vacancies without nominees, out of 119 announced vacancies. One of the driving causes for this is too much White House deference to senators-both Democratic and Republican.

In California alone, there are nine district court vacancies without nominees-five of which were announced more than a year ago


FEINSTEIN!!!
 
2022-07-05 4:22:04 PM  
I want the democrat party that was so on the ball they were able to steal an election without leaving behind any actionable evidence to show up at some point.

Not this one that seems best at own goals.
 
2022-07-05 4:22:22 PM  

Palined Parenthood: it's ok guys the GOP will make his case for him in the midterms we're all good unless those progressive socialists get all uninspired and distracted by the new i-phone again


My protest vote (or non vote) is special! So it's not my fault as my purity pony told me!
 
2022-07-05 4:22:28 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: It's sickening.   Durbin is still honoring blue slips.   The Senate is a f-ing mess.


For the 100th time this year I'm left with the feeling that the people we are relying upon to fight back against the republican onslaught are simply not up to the task and are taking none of this seriously enough.

The Republican Party is running roughshod over everything they can get away with, and the Democrats seem to be contentedly shuffling through their days, politely making suggestions, and blandly making sure their TPS Reports have the necessary cover pages intact.
 
2022-07-05 4:26:53 PM  
Today, there are more than 80 judicial vacancies without nominees, out of 119 announced vacancies. One of the driving causes for this is too much White House deference to senators-both Democratic and Republican.

Jesus, the blue slip bullshiat again? Even after we saw how much McConnell "respected" the process when he held the gavel?

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-10-11/mcconnell-to-end-senates-blue-slip-tradition

THAT WAS 20-MOTHERFARKING-17. Godfarkingdammitsofarkingmuch, Jesus shiat on a brick titslamming dickwalls Democrats are farking dumb.

// why President-Elect Biden didn't take the Presidential Oath with a list of potential judicial nominees in his pocket longer than my John Holmes' dong, I have no farking idea
// certainly by Month Farking 18 that list should exist (and only get longer)
// there shouldn't be a vacancy longer than the time it takes to e-mail a name to Chuck Schumer
 
2022-07-05 4:28:37 PM  
The Democrats should probably implement a judicial pipeline program as a counterbalance to the Federalist Society.
 
2022-07-05 4:35:52 PM  
Send the whole list to the judiciary committee, tell them they have until lunch to pass them all onto the Senate. If any Republicans ask for time or have a question/statement, ignore them.

Then have the senate pass them, one after another, nonstop until they're all done. Send them through with unanimous consent and anyone who dissents, ignore them.
 
2022-07-05 4:45:18 PM  
How's that third Obama term working out?
 
2022-07-05 4:46:16 PM  

Chthonic Echoes: The Democrats should probably implement a judicial pipeline program as a counterbalance to the Federalist Society.


The Democratic Party?!

DO something?!

What timeline are you from, and can you take people from this one back with you?
 
2022-07-05 4:46:53 PM  
Jesus fark is Biden pathetic.
 
2022-07-05 4:49:29 PM  

EyeballKid: How's that third Obama term working out?


Not perfect, but a damn sight better then a second Trump term would have been. But I am sure that disappoints you that your hero Trump failed at yet another thing in his life.
 
2022-07-05 4:50:29 PM  

GoldSpider: JDAT: Like so many of Biden's other presidential tasks, he and his administration are just not up to the required job duties.

Before being confirmed, each judicial nominee must appear before the committee for a hearing. As a result, the number of hearings scheduled and the number of nominees who can appear at each hearing are probably the most important factors in determining how many nominees will be confirmed before the end of this Congress. Right now, committee Democrats are following norms and recent practices, but this is simply not sufficient to fill every judicial vacancy-and indeed, sets a path that would leave more than 60 seats open.

Yup, Biden's fault.


In order for the confirmation process to begin there has to be a Presidential nominee for the seat.  Most of the vacancies don't have a nominee yet.

So yeah, it is Biden's fault.
 
2022-07-05 4:50:43 PM  

Karma Chameleon: if McConnell becomes Senate leader again

This could really hinder Democrats' ability to hinder themselves


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"But just think of the FUNDRAISING!!!"
 
2022-07-05 4:52:11 PM  

sdd2000: EyeballKid: How's that third Obama term working out?

Not perfect, but a damn sight better then a second Trump term would have been. But I am sure that disappoints you that your hero Trump failed at yet another thing in his life.


Remind me, what happened as a result of Black Romney's eight years of doing nothing in office?

Oh, but I'm sure you chalk that up, along with the mysterious brown pile in the seat of your pants, to something Russia mysteriously did!
 
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