October 13, 2018

Trump ignores California's senators in making state's judicial appointments

Salon -President Donald Trump is not only shaping the future of the Supreme Court of the United States, but he is making his mark on circuit courts, too.

After tense negotiations and delays, the White House is moving forward to fill three vacancies on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, despite objections from both of the state's senators, Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. The administration announced it will nominate litigators Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay. Neither of these nominations were approved by Feinstein and Harris.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is known as the largest and busiest federal appeals court in the nation. It also has a liberal reputation. Since Trump has been elected, the 9th has become something of a nemesis for Trump. Notably, in 2017, the court temporarily blocked Trump's effort to withhold federal money from California's sanctuary cities.

No comments: