Ho! Ho! Ho! A present from Santa Trump

Trumpie kicks another goal.

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump broke the all-time record on first-year judicial appointments to the federal appeals courts on Thursday, as the Senate confirmed James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Fifth Circuit, a nominee notable as a racial minority who is outspoken on the importance of constitutional conservatism.
Senators voted 53-43 to confirm Ho of the Fifth Circuit, which has jurisdiction over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Democrats voted overwhelming against Ho, as they have done for all of President Trump’s nominees to the appeals courts.

Unlike some judicial nominees, Ho is assertive and unapologetic about his adherence to originalism—the judicial philosophy that the Constitution must always be interpreted according to the original public meaning of its words. When senators asked him if he was an originalist, instead of the verbal tap-dance many nominees do to avoid that hot-button term, he answered bluntly, “Yes, I am an originalist.”

Ho likewise trumpets his affiliation with the conservative Federalist Society, which is vilified daily in left-of-center circles. Rather than downplay that connection, when asked if he was connected to the organization, he answered, “I am proud to be a member of the Federalist Society. I have been a member since my earliest days in law school.”

Ho is the 12th judge confirmed this year to the federal appeals courts. Kennedy and Nixon appointed 11 judges in their first year.

The Senate also confirmed six judges to other federal courts in the face of unprecedented obstruction from Senate Democrats. Their filibusters consumed up to 30 hours of floor time per nominee in an effort to limit the number of judges confirmed under President Trump.

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9 Responses to Ho! Ho! Ho! A present from Santa Trump

  1. Myrddin Seren

    …as the Senate confirmed James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Fifth Circuit, a nominee notable as a racial minority who is outspoken on the importance of constitutional conservatism.

    Asian Americans are ‘honorary’ white people. Ask an Ivy League college admissions unit about the entry scores they have to achieve to get in compared to other ‘minorities’.

    And who gives a toot anyway – as if an Asian-American judge is something exotic ? Everything is now framed through the race prism – seemingly even by a DC-scribbler for Breitbart. It will not end well.

    And it goes someway to explaining the status of the DC Swamp that it is considered an unpardonable sin on the Left that the guy believes in the Constitution ?!

  2. André M

    Yes the gifts from Trump just keep coming…

    https://sg.style.yahoo.com/donald-trump-nominated-federal-judge-233410903.html

    We all need hobbies, and one of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees has some…interesting ones. Specifically, one of the nominees to be a federal judge is a ghost hunter and horror novelist. We’re talking about the nomination of 36-year-old Brett Talley for a lifetime judicial position as an Alabama federal judge. As you can imagine, this decision is stirring up some controversy.
    For one, Talley has never actually worked as a judge before. The Harvard-educated lawyer has practiced law for three years but not yet served as a judge. That’s probably why the American Bar Association unanimously ruled that Talley was unqualified for the post.
    Talley also did not disclose in a conflict of interest report that his wife is a White House lawyer, according to the BBC.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/15/worst-interview-ever-donald-trump-judge-nominee-struggles-define/

    A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.
    As of Friday morning, a video of Matthew Spencer Petersen struggling with questions from Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, had been viewed more than 3 million times.
    Petersen, who serves on the Federal Election Commission, had difficulty answering questions about the “Daubert standard,” which has to do with expert witness testimony, and the definition of a “motion in limine,” which has to do with the introduction of evidence. He acknowledged he has never tried a case or argued a motion in court. He said he last read the federal rules of evidence in law school.

    You know what they say. A-grade players only hire other A-grade players. B-grade players hire C-grade players so they’ve got someone they can feel superior to… at the nation’s expense apparently.

  3. Rafe Champion

    Trump will make mistakes but he is an A Grade player. He is not exempt from criticism but he is on our side and that is the main thing. Also he is winning unless you want to believe the fake news media.

  4. Robbo

    “The Senate also confirmed six judges to other federal courts in the face of unprecedented obstruction from Senate Democrats. Their filibusters consumed up to 30 hours of floor time per nominee in an effort to limit the number of judges confirmed under President Trump.”

    And here I was thinking all the ratbag politicians resided in our Senate. I’ll have to change that to knowing that a large number of Senators are ratbags regardless of nationality.

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    Victoria needs a Trump to cleanse the judge trade of the communists put there by comrade hulls the clerk of courts rumby had in charge of the law trade , he filled the jobs with failed lawyers from “liberty Victoria” ,a branch of giliards socialist alliance communists ,all failed lawyers like her and Turnbull,and Howard and shorten etcetc . Politics the rubbish bin of the law trade .

  6. André M

    More presents from the Trump that keeps on giving…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html

    The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

    Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

    In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of “science-based” or ­“evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.

    No explanation was given of why these words are banned in budget proposals.
    Does anyone here want to muster a defence of this ban?

  7. mareeS

    I am loving Mr President Donald Trump more every day. He just keeps making me smile.

    He also keeps making our financial officer smile, and that’s better than a frown.

  8. Rafe Champion

    Andre it would help to have some background and context. My guess is that those words almost inevitably turn up in the context of rabid political correctness.
    We need to realise that we are engaged in a serious cultural war and it has to be fought on every front. Those of us who are not naturally aggressive and militant need to appreciate this and be more alert and responsive.
    The good guys are going to get things wrong from time to time but no encouragement needs to be provided to the rabid left who practically own the government agencies.

  9. Chris M

    Agreed, newspeak needs banning. The PC left crud-talk is tiresome and meaningless.

    I’d like to add stakeholders to that list.

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