Kyl backs liberal for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — again

McCain also onboard, but doesn’t rate praise from newspaper

Jon Kyl is worthy of an editorial in today’s edition of the unabashedly far-left Arizona Republic.  The retiring Arizona Senator rates commendation for his “statesmanship.” And what makes the newspaper stand up and take notice? The fact that once again, iffy-Republican Kyl has worked ginning up support to install yet another liberal on the already radical 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

AZ Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz, the man who boasts in this article titled, Jon O. Newman and the Abortion Decisions: A Remarkable First Year, (New York Law School Law Review — see citations on pgs. 8 and 9) that as a law clerk he was responsible for crafting the Newman opinion — the decision which served as the basis for Roe. v Wade.

Just last year, with Kyl‘s support, federal Judge Mary Murguia — another liberal —  was sworn in as the newest member of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Among those in attendance? None other than Jon Kyl and Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano, Arizona’s liberal former governor who says with a straight face, “Our border has never been more secure.”

The fact that Murguia’s twin sister is the President and CEO of the racist National Council of La Raza must have been an added inducement for Kyl, an open borders proponent. La Raza‘s two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”

Eight so-called Republicans voted in concert with Senate Democrats to provide the 60-vote threshold needed to quash a filibuster attempt of the Hurwitz nomination by pro-life Senators. Check out the U.S. Senate Roll Call votes on the Hurwitz nomination.

Joining Jon Kyl are the usual suspects: John McCain (AZ), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Scott Brown (Mass), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (both of Maine), Richard Lugar (Ind.), along with Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). If the issue resonates with Democrats, we’ve seen these RINOs canoodling before.

The 9th Circuit is notably liberal and activist. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court reversed or vacated 19 of the 26 decisions reviewed from the federal court, issuing especially pointed critiques of the court’s handling of cases involving death row reprieves and prisoners’ rights. The 9th Circuit, which is often derisively referred to as the 9th Circus —  is frequently even out of step with the high court’s liberal justices, who have joined with Republicans in 12 unanimous rulings.

Here’s how the cozy game of Liberal Round Robin is played: In 2002 Andrew Hurwitz served as the co-chair of Gov.-elect Janet Napolitano’s transition team. She later appointed him to the AZ Supreme Court. In 2008, Napolitano was selected as an advisor to Obama’s transition team. She then rated a Cabinet post. Now Obama has appointed her friend Hurwitz to the 9th Circuit. 

Get it?

10 Responses to Kyl backs liberal for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — again

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    Kyl was a member of the US House from 1987 to 1995. He was elected to the US Senate in 1994. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 25 YEARS IN CONGRESS !!!!

    Name ONE outstanding conservative-oriented thing he has accomplished that is notable and good for America.

    You’ve got nothing ? OK, let’s maker it easier: Name ONE outstanding thing (of any kind) he has accomplished that is notable and good for America.

    Go a head – JUST ONE….ANY ONE…

    Even by the low standards of mediocrity of congress, kyl has been an underachiever.

    Kyl: A pathetic, useless, worthless, waste-of-space failure who accomplished NOTHING of value or significance for Arizona or America in a quarter century of self-serving, Retired-in-Place, non-effort in congress.

    Kyl has been a 25-year leech on American taxpayers who has sucked up more than $2 MILLION in humongous salary and gold-plated benefits. And, to reward him for this “service”, he’ll get a life-long taxpayer-funded pension and benefits that will be 100-times more than the average American (who pays for this) gets. (NB: Kyl, like all members of congress and their staffs, is fully and completely EXEMPT from all the atrocities of OBOZOCARE – so, he’ll never have to face a “Death Panel” for his luxurious, taxpayer-funded health benefits, like you and I will.)

    He certainly illustrates why congress has only a 10% approval.

    I conclude this tribute to Kyl with the strongest, most positive praise I can give him:
    At least, he’s NOT AMNESTY-JOHN mccain.

    • Braveheart says:

      You’re half right. Kyl is not John “Amnesty” McCain. He’s slicker. He’s Jon “Amnesty” McKyl. His father was a congressman. He learned early how to pull the wool over people’s eyes without being obvious. Can you imagine Jon Kyl wearing a baseball cap and windbreaker to a forum? Never happen. That’s the phoney McCain “I’m just a regualr guy” schtick.

  2. CD 9 PC says:

    Yes that does sum up Kyl’s record. He is most probably supporting this appointment because he has been promised his own apointment to the courts. The two Senators from this state it’s all about them, they have done nothing for this state except support anybody who is not conservative, beware all McNuts has entered a candidated in every race for the Congress to try and stop the Conservatives. He talked Dan Quayle into changing districts to run against David, that should tell you all you need to know.

  3. ZOO says:

    Perhaps a larger worry is that Romney, if elected, just might nominate McCain’s lifelike manequin for a SCOTUS opening. Kyl’s non-committal stance on EVERYTHING (unless McCain’s arm is inserted) makes him a perfect ‘fair and balanced’ candidate. Rue the day.

    • Observer says:

      That is not likely to happen, ZOO. Presidents of either party want SC Justices who will serve longer terms and carry out their “legacy.” Younger ones are now being appointed for that very reason. Kyl missed out.

  4. Annie O. says:

    AZRTL and CAP, are you proud of your Jonny boy? Reminds me of Sen. Goldwater; he turned on the pro life community also. In the end, these phonies show their true stripes….RINO yellow. AZGOP,
    consider yourself warned against these establishment types.
    Bring on the TEA patriots, our cavalry!

  5. Night Owl says:

    Jeff Flake will follow in the footsteps of these two lefties. That’s why they are onboard with him. He is as cunningly crafty and deceptive as the two John/Jons, but much younger and wil be in Washington for decades. Don’t let it happen. What’s the point of electing Republican senators when they cozy up to Democrats and shepherd liberals onto the federal courts? We need to hold their feet to the fire in public forums and ask very pointed questions. We can’t allow them to grin and finesse. Our nation’s future is at stake!! Want real change from the status quo? Vote for Wil Cardon!

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    McKyl has definitely come out of the closet as a lame-duck liberal elite, and has determined to do as much damage as possible to US while he can (a la Obamao). BUT, this is not a change of direction for him.

    As to McKyl’s support of Hurwitz, please also remember what else was discussed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on which McKyl sits:

    “Hurwitz will also be remembered for other liberal decisions. Sen. Sessions (R-AL) told Hurwitz, “You served as pro bono lead counsel in the seminal Supreme Court case of Ring v. Arizona,
    which struck down Arizona’s death penalty sentencing scheme as unconstitutional, and also invalidated several other States’ statutes as well. You were quoted in an article by the Arizona Attorney newsletter as saying that the experience was ‘the best episode in [your] wonderful career in private practice.’ ” Mr. Hurwitz worked for free to save felony murderers while killing innocents who have been murdered thanks to Roe.
    The pro-abortion Hurwitz shockingly sailed out of committee with on a 13 – 5 vote thanks to support from 3 Republican Senators (Tom Coburn, Lindsey Graham, and Jon Kyl).”

    AND don’t forget Elena Kagan, one of the most radical anti-American lawyers ever nominated to the Supreme Court:

    “Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is unlikely to face a GOP filibuster …the Senate’s second-ranking Republican said Sunday. “The filibuster should be relegated to the extreme circumstances, and I don’t think Elena Kagan represents that,” said Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “

    AND NOW, don’t forget that McKyl and McAmnesty are supporting several candidates in AZ federal election campaigns (McFlake) and Mckyl even co-chairs the campaign for one (McAdams). Should that support by these RINO traitors cause AZ voters queasy concern? There is a special place on the dungheap of history for these traitors.

    God bless America.

    • Orion says:

      How right you are, LEO. Jeff McFlake is in McKyl’s hip pocket. If elected to the US Senate the already egocentric Flake will be even more insufferable, but it will be his liberal votes that matter. He ran as a Republican out of convenience. Losertarians never win.

  7. teapartypatriot says:

    From Michelle Malkin:

    “And, conservatives, please remember the actions of all 19 Republican senators who ignored Holder’s abominable career as a political fixer and confirmed him. “I found Mr. Holder to be a good listener, which is an important prerequisite for any good leader,” Missouri GOP Sen. Kit Bond explained in support of the nomination. “I believe him when he says that he’s willing to take good ideas from wherever they come.”

    In addition to Hatch and Bond, the other 17 Senate Republicans who helped put Holder in place at the Justice Department were: Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Bob Bennett, R-Utah, Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Richard Lugar, R-Ind., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio.”

    YEP, KYL AND MCCAIN — like anybody would be surprised