Those of us that proudly voted for President Trump and supported him from the primary season to the Whitehouse have yet another accomplishment to crow about today. Trump told Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to go pound sand and got three conservatives appointed to the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals. I told you the Ninth Circuit would be his next target for judicial reform. These two ladies burned any hope of civility and decorum with the slime attack on Brett Kavanaugh.
President Trump is plowing ahead to fill three vacancies on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, brushing aside Democratic resistance to nominate conservative judges.
Presidents traditionally work with senators from judicial nominees’ home state — in this case, California — to put forward judicial picks. They often seek what’s known as a “blue slip,” or an opinion from those senators.
But in a snub to California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, the White House announced Wednesday that Trump had nominated Patrick Bumatay, Daniel Collins and Kenneth Kiyul Lee (all from the Golden State, and reportedly all members of the conservative Federalist Society) to the influential circuit. The court, with a sprawling purview representing nine Western states, has long been a thorn in the side of the Trump White House, with rulings against the travel ban and limits on funding to “sanctuary cities.”
I know there are more openings on that court and Trump can severely hamstring the nuttiness in California if some common-sense folks are placed on the Ninth Circuit.