Circuit courts are appeals panels that supervise federal trial courts. These judges hold incredible power over our society.
They make the final decisions on many cases in the federal system. That means that what they do will affect your life in many ways.
Those on the 9th Circuit Court, based in San Francisco, have routinely opposed President Trump on his executive orders based on politics instead of the U.S. Constitution.
Now it looks like Trump is fighting back. A recent decision will transform these liberal courts for years to come.
From The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump released his eleventh wave of judicial nominees Monday, submitting candidates for three powerful federal appeals courts.
The nominations could precipitate a conflict with Senate Democrats, as several nominees were named to vacancies in states represented by prominent liberals.
The nominees include Andrew Oldham for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Amy St. Eve and Michael Scudder Jr. for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Mark Bennett for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
These three courts have a long tradition of upholding liberal policies. They are, after all, situated in largely liberal parts of the country. The 5th Circuit is in New Orleans, the 7th is in Chicago, and the 9th is in San Francisco. For years they have been dominated by liberal judges—judges who put politics over law.
But the President holds the power to appoint new judges. He decides who will sit at these panels. They hold their seat until they resign. It is perhaps one of the most crucial roles the president plays.
And Trump is picking real winners.
Oldham is currently general counsel to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. St. Eve is a highly-respected judge and former prosecutor. Scudder held senior posts in the Bush administration. Bennet was also a federal prosecutor. All of these nominees have a history of upholding the law and respecting the Constitution, unlike many liberal-appointed judges, who put politics first.
Be sure the Democrats will try to oppose these appointments. They know that anyone Trump picks will honor the Constitution in its strictest form. They won’t “reinterpret” it to appease progressive views. Liberals will want to stop them in their tracks.
I have a feeling they won’t have much success.
Source: Daily Caller