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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

THE 12% SOLUTION

How about some heartwarming and uplifting news to start the new year? 

Sorry, we don't have any. But we have this: 12% of the available federal judge positions are vacant and eligible for President Elect Trump to fill: 

By the time Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20, there will be more than 100 vacant judgeships across the federal courts. Trump can begin to name nominees for those seats once he takes office — the number of vacancies equals about 12 percent of all active federal judgeships, far more than Presidents George W. Bush or Obama had to fill at the start of their presidencies.
It’s an immediate opportunity for Trump to leave a legacy that would last for decades, and one that Republicans don’t want him to squander.
“A very large number of those circuit courts of appeals flipped during the Obama years, and certainly from the conservatives’ perspective it would be nice to flip some or all of those back,” said John Malcolm, director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the conservative Heritage Foundation. “That’s going to take time. President Obama had eight years.”

It would be nice if our very own Mary Barzee would be one of those appointments, but don't hold your breath. 

See you in court. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The landscape is about to change on January 20th. Time to look at the roster of conservative Republican judges on our State court bench. A few of Governor Scott's appointments will be in the running over the next few years.

Anonymous said...

Victoria Brennan will be Trump's first appointment in the Southern District of Florida. She'll be tanned and rested by the time of the confirmation hearings, so thank you to Monroe County and David Ovalle making her available. Nice work everyone.

Anonymous said...

As long as scum bag little marco sucks off the government teet, nothing will move here except for perverted partisan political reasons.

Anonymous said...


Is there a Dade rotation list yet ?