THESE are the judges Trump picks (ridiculous)

Katie O'Connell, People For the American Way
2017-06-09 09:14:03
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Dear Anne, Two current Trump nominees to federal courts are prime examples of how he cannot be trusted with the power to nominate judges and why the Senate needs to do its job and scrutinize every Trump nominee, rejecting the ones who are dangerously out of step with our constitutional values. Both of these picks have no shortage of experience writing offensive Fox News-esque blog posts that traffic in classic right-wing tropes about women's rights, LGBTQ equality, and the place of the judicial system. Damien Schiff, nominated to the US Court of Federal Claims, is a very young movement conservative who is being set up for eventual elevation to a circuit court or even the Supreme Court. He supports overruling what he calls the "unconstitutional excrescences of the New Deal and Great Society." John K. Bush, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, compared Roe v. Wade to the Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery. Bush has also contended that there should be "more money, not less" spent in elections! Please tell the Senate that these judicial picks are absolutely not acceptable -- sign the petition>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Bush's blog posts cite right wing sources like World Net Daily and disparagingly refer to President Obama as "Barry." Bush seemed to condone the use of a homophobic slur when quoting an author in a private talk in Louisville. All told, his actions are disqualifying, and absolutely not the way that someone nominated for a federal judge seat should behave. Similarly disqualifying is past rhetoric by Schiff -- he's likened EPA regulations to slavery, said that due process has been "sullied by the Left" because of pro-LGBTQ decisions, and has written that pro-affirmative action rulings are similar to cases that upheld slavery and school segregation. Senators need to take these past writings and statements into account and oppose their confirmations to seats on our federal courts. These nominees' records not only exhibit extreme judicial ideology -- their offensive remarks and behavior show reckless temperaments not suited for the federal bench. Tell Senators: Reject Trump's radical judicial nominees, including John Bush and Damien Schiff>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you for speaking out to protect the integrity of our judiciary. Sincerely, Katie O'Connell, Digital Campaign Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                                 Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
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Dear Anne,

Two current Trump nominees to federal courts are prime examples of how he cannot be trusted with the power to nominate judges and why the Senate needs to do its job and scrutinize every Trump nominee, rejecting the ones who are dangerously out of step with our constitutional values.

Both of these picks have no shortage of experience writing offensive Fox News-esque blog posts that traffic in classic right-wing tropes about women's rights, LGBTQ equality, and the place of the judicial system.

Damien Schiff, nominated to the US Court of Federal Claims, is a very young movement conservative who is being set up for eventual elevation to a circuit court or even the Supreme Court. He supports overruling what he calls the "unconstitutional excrescences of the New Deal and Great Society." John K. Bush, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, compared Roe v. Wade to the Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery. Bush has also contended that there should be "more money, not less" spent in elections!

Please tell the Senate that these judicial picks are absolutely not acceptable -- sign the petition>>

Bush's blog posts cite right wing sources like World Net Daily and disparagingly refer to President Obama as "Barry." Bush seemed to condone the use of a homophobic slur when quoting an author in a private talk in Louisville. All told, his actions are disqualifying, and absolutely not the way that someone nominated for a federal judge seat should behave.

Similarly disqualifying is past rhetoric by Schiff -- he's likened EPA regulations to slavery, said that due process has been "sullied by the Left" because of pro-LGBTQ decisions, and has written that pro-affirmative action rulings are similar to cases that upheld slavery and school segregation. Senators need to take these past writings and statements into account and oppose their confirmations to seats on our federal courts.

These nominees' records not only exhibit extreme judicial ideology -- their offensive remarks and behavior show reckless temperaments not suited for the federal bench.

Tell Senators: Reject Trump's radical judicial nominees, including John Bush and Damien Schiff>>

Thank you for speaking out to protect the integrity of our judiciary.

Sincerely,

Katie O'Connell, Digital Campaign Coordinator


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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