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Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:05:39 PM »
Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee

By Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine and Eliana Johnson
 
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Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, a major setback for the embattled nomination.

Cruz (R-Texas) has informed the White House and colleagues this week that he will oppose Ozerden, according to three people familiar with the Judiciary Committee’s internal dynamics. That conservative opposition places in doubt the future of Ozerden, who is a close friend of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and whose nomination Mulvaney pushed over the objections of the White House Counsel's office. 

“For a lifetime appointment on the court of appeals, I believe we should be looking for someone with a strong, demonstrated record as a constitutionalist. I have significant concerns that Judge Ozerden’s judicial record does not indicate that he meets that standard. For that reason, I do not believe he should be on the court of appeals, and I will oppose his nomination," Cruz said in a statement for this story.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ted-cruz-will-oppose-trumps-judicial-nominee/ar-AAHcD3s?ocid=ientp
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 05:09:48 PM »
Some of the misgivings about Ozerden are not grounded in ideology or judicial philosophy, but mere judicial competence.  Ozerden has an unusually high reversal rate:  of his 59 decisions that have been reviewed by the Fifth Circuit, 25% have been overturned.  While a reversal rate on its own isn’t necessarily conclusive evidence of poor judicial decision-making or a lack of competence, remember that we are talking about the Fifth Circuit here, not the Ninth Circuit.  Ozerden has been reversed by some of the most conservative judges in the country, including Edith Jones and Jerry Smith.  And a number of those reversals from three-judge panels have been unanimous.

I'm with Cruz. Drop his ass.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 05:21:06 PM »
Some of the misgivings about Ozerden are not grounded in ideology or judicial philosophy, but mere judicial competence.  Ozerden has an unusually high reversal rate:  of his 59 decisions that have been reviewed by the Fifth Circuit, 25% have been overturned.  While a reversal rate on its own isn’t necessarily conclusive evidence of poor judicial decision-making or a lack of competence, remember that we are talking about the Fifth Circuit here, not the Ninth Circuit.  Ozerden has been reversed by some of the most conservative judges in the country, including Edith Jones and Jerry Smith.  And a number of those reversals from three-judge panels have been unanimous.

I'm with Cruz. Drop his ass.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 05:28:27 PM »
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 09:07:51 PM »
Some of the misgivings about Ozerden are not grounded in ideology or judicial philosophy, but mere judicial competence.  Ozerden has an unusually high reversal rate:  of his 59 decisions that have been reviewed by the Fifth Circuit, 25% have been overturned.  While a reversal rate on its own isn’t necessarily conclusive evidence of poor judicial decision-making or a lack of competence, remember that we are talking about the Fifth Circuit here, not the Ninth Circuit.  Ozerden has been reversed by some of the most conservative judges in the country, including Edith Jones and Jerry Smith.  And a number of those reversals from three-judge panels have been unanimous.

I'm with Cruz. Drop his ass.

I concur.  And he is a friend of Mulvaney.  I am not impressed with him either.   Mulvaney was the failure in government shut down.  He wanted to negotiate down any chance of wall.

https://theresurgent.com/2019/06/12/the-president-should-withdraw-the-nomination-of-halil-suleyman-sul-ozerden-or-the-senate-should-reject-ozerden/
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Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 07:40:08 AM »
....hmmm.... appears that Lee once again is swaying more liberal.

Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee

Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, a major setback for the embattled nomination.

Cruz (R-Texas) has informed the White House and colleagues this week that he will oppose Ozerden, according to three people familiar with the Judiciary Committee’s internal dynamics. That conservative opposition places in doubt the future of Ozerden, who is a close friend of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and whose nomination Mulvaney pushed over the objections of the White House Counsel's office.

“For a lifetime appointment on the court of appeals, I believe we should be looking for someone with a strong, demonstrated record as a constitutionalist. I have significant concerns that Judge Ozerden’s judicial record does not indicate that he meets that standard. For that reason, I do not believe he should be on the court of appeals, and I will oppose his nomination," Cruz said in a statement for this story.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has held a hearing for Ozerden but has not yet held a committee vote. Republicans are split on whether he will move forward: Some believe the White House may have to withdraw the nomination, others want to push him through despite reluctance among conservatives about Ozerden.

Other undecided senators are digging into the nomination. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) met with Ozerden on Thursday morning and Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said he was undecided on the nomination. But the Mississippi judge got a boost Thursday from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) who decided to vote for his nomination after meeting with Ozerden, according to Lee's spokesperson.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/ted-cruz-halil-sul-ozerden-nomination-1492305
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 08:22:23 AM »
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That, IMO, is the real problem.

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 08:27:46 AM »


That, IMO, is the real problem.

Is it?    The idea behind giving a judge a lifetime appointment is to help shield him or her from political pressure.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 08:35:15 AM »
Is it?    The idea behind giving a judge a lifetime appointment is to help shield him or her from political pressure.

A person qualified to be a federal judge should be able to handle any pressure. If they can't, they shouldn't be a federal judge.

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 08:41:10 AM »
A person qualified to be a federal judge should be able to handle any pressure. If they can't, they shouldn't be a federal judge.

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 08:41:17 AM »
Is it?    The idea behind giving a judge a lifetime appointment is to help shield him or her from political pressure.

"Political pressure" is a backyard squirrel.   The judges themselves are activists with their inner biases.

And when that lifetime appointment rule was written and passed, America's schools and universities weren't teaching Social Marxism.

We're at the point where that argument/concept have been proven FALSE.

And Senator Cruz helps himself here in his audition for the SCOTUS.  Pres. Trump's base wants a strict Constitutionalist, especially, with Gorsuch and/or Kavanaugh sitting just right of center, IMO.   

It's good to see him getting involved in cases where Constitutionalists should be mandatory (lifetime appointments)
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 09:04:28 AM »
I will trust Ted Cruz's judgment on this appointment over Sen. Mazie Hirono's opinion any damned day.  So, no to Ozerden.

https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2019/09/12/why-ted-cruz-opposes-5th-circuit-nominee-halil-suleyman-ozerden/?slreturn=20190813085907
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2019, 09:55:02 AM »
I will trust Ted Cruz's judgment on this appointment over Sen. Mazie Hirono's opinion any damned day.  So, no to Ozerden.

https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2019/09/12/why-ted-cruz-opposes-5th-circuit-nominee-halil-suleyman-ozerden/?slreturn=20190813085907

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 10:00:43 AM »
A person qualified to be a federal judge should be able to handle any pressure. If they can't, they shouldn't be a federal judge.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2019, 10:01:03 AM »
I will trust Ted Cruz's judgment on this appointment over Sen. Mazie Hirono's opinion any damned day.  So, no to Ozerden.

https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2019/09/12/why-ted-cruz-opposes-5th-circuit-nominee-halil-suleyman-ozerden/?slreturn=20190813085907

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 10:01:33 AM »
I go with Cruz here as well. There's no political reason for him to oppose this nomination at this time. These appointments are too crucial and I no longer trust Mike Lee.

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 10:16:59 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 10:21:47 AM »
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As a district court judge, Ozerden sided with the Obama administration in 2012 when he dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraception coverage by the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, Miss. He ruled the administration was amending the policy, so it didn't need judicial review, according to The Washington Times.

The decision has given some Republicans pause. Ozerden lacks endorsements from conservative judicial groups, with Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, saying last year that "we can do better than Judge Ozerden."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ted-cruz-to-oppose-trump-court-nominee

I hope this nominee is stopped, I'm also like Cruz in supporting the president in 2016 and supporting  Trump on most of his agenda.  That's called consistency. That's not called hypocrisy.
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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 10:38:12 AM »
I go with Cruz here as well. There's no political reason for him to oppose this nomination at this time. These appointments are too crucial and I no longer trust Mike Lee.

Mike Lee has certainly gone to the dark side with Romney. I guess the Mormons stick together, given Romney's consulting Harry Reid even after Reid smeared him.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2019, 12:27:04 PM »
Is it?    The idea behind giving a judge a lifetime appointment is to help shield him or her from political pressure.

It's also how you get federal judges making wild unconstitutional decisions because they face no fear of being replaced unless they are impeached.
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2019, 12:29:18 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2019, 01:59:40 PM »
As a district judge, Ozerden approved the Obama administration’s dismissal of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, deeming the challenge premature. Senate Republicans have expressed concern about Ozerden’s decision in 2012.

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Re: Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2019, 01:49:12 AM »
My reply from a later thread.

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,375437.msg2055001.html#msg2055001

This thread was what I was referring (back) to.

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I had to work this morning and I remember my reply was on a different thread. Since I got home from work I have been out cutting hay. I am too tired to really be cogent in a debate. I think It was @Jazzhead that brought forth the point of a lifetime appointment to the judicial bench was to avoid political entanglements and all I could see was oral Roberts sweating bullets when he said Congress could levy a tax.


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