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Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit — and
some new judges are causing a ‘shock wave’

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/22/2020 1:38:46 PM

When President Trump ticks off his accomplishments since taking office, he frequently mentions his aggressive makeover of a key sector of the federal judiciary — the circuit courts of appeal, where he has appointed 51 judges to lifetime jobs in three years. In few places has the effect been felt more powerfully than in the sprawling 9th Circuit, which covers California and eight other states. Because of Trump’s success in filling vacancies, the San Francisco-based circuit, long dominated by Democratic appointees, has suddenly shifted to the right, with an even more pronounced tilt expected in the years ahead.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/22/2020 1:51:06 PM (No. 326549)
paywall, nuh uh.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/22/2020 1:52:19 PM (No. 326551)
While the Left is distracted by Russian Collusion, Impeachment, and other stupid stuff, PDJT and McConnell are transforming the Judiciary. Soon all the legislating from the bench will cease,and some real work can get done.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 2/22/2020 2:02:09 PM (No. 326566)
I was able to get around the paywall by switching to reader mode. If you have that (click on block of little horizontal lines at left end of address line) you should be able to get it. Hope so as it is a bunch of kvetching by the old-timer Dem appointees and Diane Feinstein about the new Trump appointees. Priceless. Most of the kicks are about their not coloring within the (procedural) lines. Definition: Control. This new blood is just what the 9th needed. And not a minute too soon.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 2/22/2020 2:04:32 PM (No. 326572)
I like Judge Collins already: FTA: Among those who have caused the most consternation is Judge Daniel P. Collins, a former federal prosecutor and partner of a prestigious law firm. Some judges said that in the early months of his tenure, Collins has appeared oblivious to court tradition. He has sent memos at all times of the night in violation of a court rule and objected to other judges’ rulings in language that some colleagues found combative, they said. Collins also moved quickly to challenge rulings by his new colleagues, calling for review of five decisions by three-judge panels, and some of the calls came before Collins even had been assigned to his first panel, judges said. Active judges vote on the calls behind the scenes, and the public becomes aware of a failed effort only when dissents are later filed by the judges who favored reconsideration. Judges said it was unprecedented for a new jurist to try to overturn so many decisions in such a short period of time. The court has so far rejected most of Collins’ calls. “Collins has definitely bulldozed his way around here already in a short time,” one 9th Circuit judge said. “Either he doesn’t care or doesn’t realize that he has offended half the court already.” Great news!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/22/2020 2:07:48 PM (No. 326578)
Even though Trump has had to keep Elaine Chao in her Cabinet spot to curry favor with Mitch McConnell, its been awesome what is happening to the 9th Circuit especially!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 2/22/2020 2:10:41 PM (No. 326582)
Here is Collins’s bio. Diane Feinstein has fought his nominations to the court, tooth and nail. She is obviously terrified of him. McConnell finally managed to get him in. Thank you, Mitch!!! Collins earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Harvard College.[1] He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in 1988, where he served on the Stanford Law Review.[2][3] After graduating from law school, Collins served as a law clerk to Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1991–1992 term, where he was a co-clerk with Jeffrey Sutton. Collins then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California and as an attorney-advisor in the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.[4] He later served as an Associate United States Deputy Attorney General and in that role participated substantially in the drafting of the PROTECT Act of 2003.[5] From 2003–2019, Collins was a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson.[6] In 2007, he was considered but not chosen for the position of United States Attorney for the Central District of California.[7] In 2009, he represented Phillip Morris in opposing a ban on tobacco sales in drug stores in San Francisco.[8] In 2017, he served on the Federal Courts Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules.[9] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_P._Collins
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky5 2/22/2020 2:13:31 PM (No. 326585)
LA times, of course they are miffed. lol If you have FF as your browser, install the add on Script Switch. You will never have to deal with a paywall again. Just click it on/off and read the articles. I love it. It turns off the scripts that make you join/pay/pop up sign ups and all of those annoying items. Remember to turn it back on when you are done. Or you will not be able to do other things online. Like leave comments or get search results.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 2/22/2020 2:19:17 PM (No. 326592)
BTW, this is not strictly a paywall situation. Readers can turn off adblockers. I choose to not do so. One does not have to subscribe.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Submariner 2/22/2020 3:03:10 PM (No. 326640)
There is so much to like about this article, including the whining by the LA Times and liberal judges. The criticisms notably are not on substance, like the criticism of Donald Trump. The undercurrent of pettiness is amusing. I love it when the Left gets castrated, they sound whiny.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catfur27 2/22/2020 3:45:44 PM (No. 326666)
Trump Akbar!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/22/2020 4:14:14 PM (No. 326685)
I wouldn't use a pay wall for a website I LIKED, much less for the LA Times!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 2/22/2020 4:15:53 PM (No. 326687)
I had no problems, #1. Let's hope they turn things around in that circuit for a long time.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/22/2020 5:07:28 PM (No. 326729)
Many of us knew before we voted that the 2016 election would set the destiny of this nation for the next 50 years. Had Hillary won, the courts would forever be liberal and America might cease to exist in 20 years. President Trump has exceeded my wildest hope for "curing" the courts and putting in place changes that will outlast his lifetime. I am so very thankful our nation now has another few decades, otherwise I fear God's judgement would have been final.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 2/22/2020 6:14:09 PM (No. 326785)
They are not there to "be collegial", they are there to judge cases, and if some of these Constitutionalists overturn a few applecarts in the process, so be it.
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