GOP Senate v. Obama’s liberal judicial appointments


The U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. Top row: (left to right): Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, and Elena Kagan. Bottom row: Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Circuit Courts awash with radical leftwing ideologues

The recent report that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery during the court’s current session is more than just an item of passing interest. The 9-member court hears its next round of oral arguments on Monday.

The 81-year-old Ginsburg, a radical liberal (video) who has suffered multiple and serious health problems, is emblematic of the aging High Court bench. Ginsburg has yet to top the longevity of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who was on the court from 1902 to 1932 and was 90 when he finally retired, but she’s within spitting distance of the record.

Her age and ill-health point to a serious situation as Barack Obama still has two years to stack the Supreme Court. He has been resolutely at work doing so throughout his tenure with the 13 federal circuit courts, which handle upward of 60,000 cases a year —- compared to the Supreme Court’s fewer than 100 cases. He has diligently created Democrat majorities on the courts that function as mini-supreme courts since they establish precedent on previously unaddressed issues in their circuits, and have the last word in nearly all of the cases that come before them. Not only has Obama appointed leftist ideologues, but young lawyers who will serve for many years. Currently, he has seven circuit vacancies to fill.

Now with Republicans in control of the Senate for the first time since Barack Obama took office, he should find it harder to appoint left-wing lawyers to judgeships. Since he took office in 2009, the number of circuit courts with Democrat majorities has increased from one to nine. Whether he compromises on some of his nominees, including any to the Supreme Court, may depend on the willingness of the new Republican majority to engage the president on judicial philosophy.

Terry Eastland, an executive editor at The Weekly Standard has written a fact-filled two-page review of the subject titled, Obama’s Makeover of the Judiciary. This is an important article that should not be missed. Eastland addresses the issue of the all-important willingness of the new GOP majority Senate to slow the march of liberal judges onto the courts.

The Heritage Foundation provides an overview of the cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 docket. The Court’s argument calendar can be accessed here on the Supreme Court’s website.

6 Responses to GOP Senate v. Obama’s liberal judicial appointments

  1. PV PC says:

    If the Senate Republican majority doesn’t step up to the plate on any new judicial appointments, it will spell disaster for the GOP. The Democrats have set the stage by changing the rules and filibustering. We are now in control and better act like it!

  2. azgary says:

    NOBODY Obama nominates for any position should be approved.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Tell that to the unreliable AZ GOP senators, azgary.
      Both John McCain and Jon Kyl supported the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz as an addition to the loony left Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals. It wasn’t as though Hurwitz was an unknown. He was deeply involved in Democrat politics even before Janet Napolitano appointed him to the Arizona Supreme Court.

      McCain and Kyl had previously gone to bat for the confirmation of Federal Judge Mary Murguia, nominated by Obama to the Ninth Circuit, the same leftist, most overturned court in the USA. Her twin sister Janet Murguia is the President and CEO of the racist, anti-white, National Council of LaRaza (“the Race”) a group whose two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all: “For the Race everything. Outside the Race, nothing.”

      Keeping it in the familia, their pro-abortion brother Carlos is also a Federal judge in Kansas.

      McCain and Kyl also voted in support of the confirmation of the discredited and forced to resign, Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General. Twenty one Republican US Senators voted against Holder’s nomination, but not Arizona’s pathetic excuses, McCain and Kyl.

      They even voted in support of nomination of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Janet Napolitano for Secretary of Homeland Security.

      Bottom line? We can’t count on those Republicans who are supposed to represent us. Regardless of their campaign lies, they are actully more apt to support liberals than represent conservatives.

      • East Valley PC says:

        Democrat-colluding RINOs running under the GOP banner have been able to dupe Arizona’s Republican voters into repeatedly electing them. That’s how we’ve had Kyl, McCain and now Flake as Arizona’s senators. It’s time to give these phonies permanent time at home with their families.

  3. Villanova says:

    Overt liberal politics has infected the Supreme Court for years. Leftist justices/judges make no attempt to conceal their bent, although ‘Lady Justice’ is blindfolded to indicate impartiality. In 2007 Ginsburg expressed her happiness over the then Democrat controlled Congress. She knew it would mean more of her liberal ilk on not only the Supreme Court, but federal courts throughout the nation.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Of Importance (but off topic sorry)

    RE: Diane Douglas and the new plan to oust her before she gets started.

    Hint: it has everything to do with Common Core