Federal judges carry a lot of power, in that they can stop any law passed by Congress, as well as any executive order issued by a president if the judge deems the laws or orders to be unconstitutional. Depending upon the judges chosen to fill these seats, you can have judges that will either make a decision based upon a strict constitutional viewpoint, or based upon their own personal opinions, leading to them legislating from the bench.
Over the course of former President Obama’s two-term administration, he appointed many new federal judges across the country and most, if not all, he filled with liberals whose views are in total alignment with the progressive leftist agenda.
But now that Donald Trump is in the driver’s seat, he has the opportunity of stopping, if not reversing altogether, the swan dive into socialism that Obama had engineered during his mad rush towards dictatorship. Trump will nominate several conservatives to be federal judges, though the final approval must come from the Senate.
Via the Associated Press:
The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation’s federal courts.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump’s list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. All nominees would require Senate confirmation.
Trump will be nominating conservatives for several circuit court positions:
Trump will nominate judges John K. Bush of Kentucky and Joan Larsen of Michigan for the bench of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. David Stras of Minnesota will be nominated for the 8th Circuit.
Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana will be nominated to serve on the 7th Circuit. Kevin Newsom of Alabama will be nominated as a circuit judge on the 11th Circuit.
Also to be nominated for federal court positions are David Nye of Idaho, Scott L. Palk of Oklahoma and Damien M. Schiff of California.
The president will also nominate two people for federal judgeships: Dabney L. Friedrich of Washington, D.C., and Terry F. Moorer of Alabama.
Needless to say, for Senate Democrats, this isn’t good news as it throws a roadblock in front of their liberal left agenda they fought so hard to implement under Obama.
“With this first slate of lower court nominees, it seems that the President is intent on continuing to outsource the judicial selection process to hard right, special interest groups rather than consulting with Senators on a bipartisan basis,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York said in a statement. “The president should work with members of both parties to pick judges from within the judicial mainstream, who will interpret the law rather than make it.”
This last statement by Schumer is laughable when we consider that for decades we have witnessed radical leftist federal judge after radical leftist federal judge rammed through the confirmation process by Democrats, making laws from the bench that are a total reinterpretation of the intent of the Constitution in an attempt to limit, if not eliminate altogether, our individual liberties under the 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendments.
We’re ecstatic that the president will be able to move the political leanings of federal courts back towards the conservative constitutional side. Let’s hope every conservative nominated by Trump gets swift Senate confirmation without a hitch!
Source: Associated Press