Senator Chuck Schumer, claiming that Republicans blocked 10th Circuit Court nominee Caitlin Halligan "on specious grounds", said that Democrats will "change the rules" and fill up judicial vacancies "one way or another".
|Chuck "Schmucky" Schumer - Hemorrhoid from New York
According to the PowerLine blog, Halligan took extreme positions on the meaning of Due Process in the War on Terror, arguing against the use of military commissions in trying non-citizen combatants/terrorists for violations of the laws of war, giving non-citizen terrorists captured on the field of battle the same "rights" as U.S. citizens. Specious?
There has also been concern that she has been less than honest with Congress on her views as it regards to the 2nd Amendment.
So, Schumer's claims that the GOP has blocked Halligan for specious reasons actually means that he is upset that he and the leftists can't stack the courts with anti-Constitutional leftist hacks, posing as judges. Typically, his "solution" is to change the rules of the game so he gets his way, and Republicans are unable to filibuster nominees. Of course, he will want to change the rules again, once a Republican sit in the Oval Office. Here's a novel approach: How about Obama nominate someone else who isn't anti-Second Amendment and pro-terrorist!
What a hack!
Schumer On Judicial Appointees: We Will Change the Rules to ‘Fill up The DC Circuit’
March 20, 2013 By Eric Scheiner
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats will “fill up the DC circuit one way or another,” even it means changing the rules in the Senate to get nominees confirmed.
At a Mar. 10 dinner event, the New York senator criticized the GOP for rejecting President Barack Obama’s nomination for judge in the 10th circuit, which currently has four vacancies.
“They just rejected on specious grounds a fine New Yorker named Caitlin Halligan for the second time," said Schumer. "Our strategy will be to nominate four more people for each of those vacancies [on the 10th Circuit Court]. And if they filibuster all of them, it will give those of us that want to change the rules and not allow 60 votes to dominate the Senate but require a talking-filibuster to prevail. So we will fill up the DC circuit one way or another.”
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