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Trumps 9th circuit judge nominee

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by LOCKHART, Jun 13, 2018.


    LOCKHART Well-Known

    Apr 29, 2014
    Lockhart, Texas
    President Trumps pick for 9th circuit judge is Mark Bennett. Mr. Bennett is very anti-gun. Why would Trump pick an anti-gun azzhole like this guy? The 9th circuit is very anti-second amendment as it is, so why put this dipshits name in the hat? I just read this today in the Firearms news, June issue, #12.

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    Perhaps as a nod to “bipartisanship” for a circuit court that’s not gonna go conservative anyway...

    “Hey look I appointed a liberal judge!”

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  3. BCGlocker

    BCGlocker Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    El Paso, TX
    I agree. Trump's choice is not acceptable.
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  4. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

    May 23, 2013
    17 Oaks Ranch
    Mark Bennett, President Donald Trump’s second nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, signed several amicus (or “friend of the court”) briefs breaking from conservative legal orthodoxy on the First and Second Amendments during his tenure as Hawaii Attorney General.

    His support for the briefs attracted scrutiny from Republican senators during his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a rare display for a caucus otherwise elated with Trump’s judicial picks.

    “I will confess that some of the positions you took as Hawaii Attorney General give me pause,” GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said during the hearing.

    The senator’s office would not confirm if Cruz plans to support Bennett’s nomination.

    The briefs at issue were filed in several marquee Supreme Court cases, including D.C. v. Heller, a landmark Second Amendment dispute, and Citizens United v. FEC, a controversy concerning federal limits on corporate or non-profit political spending.

    In the Heller case, Hawaii and five other states submitted an amicus brief urging the justices not to apply the Second Amendment against state governments. The fundamental question at issue in the case was whether the Constitution secured an individual right to possess firearms in the home for self-defense. If the Court announced such a right — which it later did — Hawaii and its amici feared state gun control laws would be jeopardized.

    During Wednesday’s hearing, Bennett emphasized the brief’s primary purpose was confined to the federalism issue. Though the filing rehearses some of the arguments Washington, D.C., made to defend its gun control law, he said its main objective was to convince the Court not to decide on the matter of state applicability.

    “The brief specifically said that the amicus states were not defending the particular pistol ban at issue, as a matter of public policy or otherwise,” he told Cruz. He later said he does not believe a government entity can ban the possession of guns.

    Two years after Heller, the Court found the Second Amendment operates against the states in a case called McDonald v. Chicago.

    Cruz also asked about Hawaii’s amicus brief in Citizens United. Though the brief did not support either party, Cruz feared Bennett’s support for the document betrayed a limited view of the First Amendment’s reach. The question in Citizens United was whether the federal government could impose limits on the campaign expenditures of corporations, labor unions, and non-profit organizations.

    As in the Heller brief, Bennett replied that the filing does not primarily address the underlying controversy. Rather it urged the Court not to infringe on state laws which already restricted corporate politicking by requiring corporations to maintain segregated funds for political spending which are not drawn from general revenue.

    Trump nominated Bennett for Hawaii’s 9th Circuit seat. He enjoys the support of both Hawaii’s senators, Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono.

    Hirono said Bennett’s selection was a testament to fruitful cooperation between the White House and senators representing states where judicial vacancies arise.

    “I’ve been very critical about the lengths to which this administration is going to pack our federal courts with ideologically driven nominees,” she said during Wednesday’s hearing. “Unlike other circumstances over the last year where the administration failed to consult home state senators during the selection process, I worked with White House Counsel Don McGahn to come to an agreement on our slate of judicial nominees.”

    A committee vote is expected in the coming weeks.
  5. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

    Jan 13, 2017
    Fort Worth
    to be fair the 9th circuit is about as whacko as they come. this judge may be the most conservative judge on the circuit. Here's the list, it's a bunch of REAL winners. I didn't see ya'll bitching about Bush's appointees to the circuit, most of whom are NOT conservative.

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  6. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known

    Jul 1, 2008
    If anything, it might guarantee more 2A cases get to SCOTUS....., if Trump can get SCOTUS to actually HEAR the cases.....

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    LOCKHART Well-Known

    Apr 29, 2014
    Lockhart, Texas
    I think everyone on here knows NOW that Bush II was rino-light.
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  8. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

    Feb 19, 2015
    Calling BS on that.
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  9. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

    Feb 19, 2015
    This would be the first poor judicial pick Trump has made. Rather strange.
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  10. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    Yeah, that's our POTUS all right.

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