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The Hill By Jordain Carney - 05/15/19

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed a controversial nominee to the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over the objections of both home-state senators.
 
Senators voted 52-45 on Kenneth Lee's nomination to the influential appeals court, giving President Trump his 40th circuit judge since taking office.
 
Lee's confirmation came despite neither Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, nor Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential contender, returning a blue slip on his nomination.
 
The blue-slip rule — a precedent upheld by Senate tradition — has historically allowed a home-state senator to stop a lower-court nominee by refusing to return the blue slip to the Judiciary Committee. How strictly the precedent is upheld is decided by the committee chairman, and enforcement has varied depending on who wields the gavel.
 
Lee is the fifth appeals judge this year to be confirmed without a blue slip returned from both home-state senators. Before 2019, no appeals judge had been confirmed without a blue slip returned from at least one home-state senator.
 
Feinstein said the vote on Lee marked the first time that the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee's blue slip has been ignored.
 
"Lee repeatedly failed to turn over more than 75 controversial writings and submitted many only after we identified them. Lee took controversial positions in these writings on race, civil rights and voting rights. His lack of candor with the committee should concern all senators," Feinstein wrote in a tweet.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) knocked Lee ahead of the vote, saying he is an example of a Trump nominee who wants to "turn the clock backwards."

More: https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/443910-senate-confirms-controversial-ninth-circuit-pick-without-blue-slips
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Re: Senate confirms controversial 9th Circuit pick without blue slips
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 09:10:00 PM »
Good.

Blue slips? Who needs 'em?

Keep shoving judicial picks down the democrat-communists' throats.

If they screech and squeal -- shove harder!

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Re: Senate confirms controversial 9th Circuit pick without blue slips
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 09:24:20 PM »
Good.

Blue slips? Who needs 'em?

Keep shoving judicial picks down the democrat-communists' throats.

If they screech and squeal -- shove harder!

This. IMO. Is the greatest benchmark of This Presidency. Fix the courts. I was looking at the vacancies in various courts around. Trump is filling and full filling something that flies under the radar of the screaming meamies.

There isn't any one judge who can MAKE law. The SCOTUS cannot MAKE law. They can only rule on a law within the confines of the Constitution.

Any single judge has no Constitutional right to over ride the other two branches and make his decision LAW.


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