https://democracynow.org – With the confirmation of a 12th Circuit Court judge earlier this month, Trump set a record for the most appellate judges confirmed in a president’s first year in office. Early in his first year, Trump appointed conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. But legal experts say Trump’s appointments to the lower courts will have the most impact on American life because they decide nearly all cases, ranging from voting rights and contraception to gay rights and immigration. Meanwhile, Trump’s nominee to a lifetime appointment on the U.S. District Court in Washington withdrew from consideration, after widely circulated video showed he was unable to answer basic questions about the law and had never tried a case in court. We get response from Judge Shira Scheindlin, former United States district judge for the Southern District of New York, where she served for 22 years.

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46 Comments

beachdude562 · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

see what all you dumb fucks who voted did with your stupid fucking opinon, no more patriots just pussys.

Chill E.D. · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

He is white that means that he is qualified! Lol

Chill E.D. · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Fuckem

Chill E.D. · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Sounds about White? Lol

Tomato Pa · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

I thought a judge should be one of those truly honest and conscientious people who can separate themselves from their political and other biases and judge by the word and the spirit of the law. But what do I know.

dadada486 · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Not that the judges were any good anyway, but America is f*cked!

j jay · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

"turning the clocks back". music to our ears . Thanks again for allowing clinton to cheat and still making her the dem pick for president . Bernie would have beat trump .But you wanted clinton . well you fucked yourleves liberal ,blame yourselves

j jay · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

He is appointing judges that do not buy into the faggot agenda or the black agenda or the liberal agenda so they are unqualified . Hilarious , they do not buy into your bullshit agendas so they are unqualified . Thank god people woke up before livberals ruined the country any further .we told you not to let the cheating clinton get teh nomination but you did it any way , thank you libs .

j jay · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Thank god the country needs changed , changed back . This last 10 years of liberal faggot garbage has all but ruined the country and divided the nation to the point of civil war

mark allen · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Trump is a danger the U.S. and the World, only bad will come from this presidency. Think Hitler.

DonQuixotedeKaw · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Let us please
not for another moment
continue to pretend that Trump is actually making these decisions, himself.
That said, is the oligarchy fully aware that they are making themselves focal points of a new American civil war?
Do you think that they know that they,
their progeny, their lobbyist, lieutenants and henchmen, are all inevitably going to die violently?
Does anyone think that they get it; that they have painted the bullseye, and that they are dead center of the target?

Giovanni Salamon · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

I think the Supreme court would be having allot more than 62 decisions per year as they'll be handing easy leave to appeal cases if the judges are unqualified and making really bad decisions.

Mel Maust · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

😂😂😂 listen to the crybabies 😂😂😂 now that President Trump is cleaning out the libtard douchebags that p.o.s. obama loved so much…😭😭😭 Whaaaa! 😂😂😂

ameighable · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Hillary Clinton should not have run. She knew it then, she knows it now. It's HER fault and we will carry her legacy for decades to come.

Turbo Jones · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Wash your hair

DrgnFlys · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Don the con at his best! The Republican party is the world's greatest threat in regards to health, safety, world Peace and the working class.

Bill E. Bobb · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Democracy now is a joke. Truth deniers. WE LOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP! SUPPORT FREEDOM 🇺🇸

K L · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Gorsuch is illegitimate. That pick was squarely Obama’s. Fuck the vile GOP forever for their unAmerican obstruction.

Malik R · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

But Obamas nominee was blocked 😕

Ryan Johnson · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

So WTF is Matt Peterson given the title Honorable?

Miles Downing · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

THE ONLY EXTREMISTS
MADE THIS VIDEO
OR LIKED WATCHING IT
THIS IS 🤢FAKE NEWS🤮

Nazz Boner · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

This is why we voted for Trump.

Mike Lange · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

When a civilization has a program named Democracy Now doesn’t it kinda tell you something like it’s a lost cause when we need to name a program like that ? Desperation Now would be a more appropriate name actually I think this name reduces and encapsulates it all . intelligent but useless pacifying propaganda .

Kent Lawson · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

JEW-DICIARY

William hoggins · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

To many lawyers thats why this country is in a mess. And these muppets spouting their bullshit. We need a republic now.

ThE DuCk · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The lower courts will become like the Inquisition dealing with the people .

Vamphaery · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

His stacking of the courts is certainly among the most dangerous and long lived threats Trump poses to Democracy. And is among many reasons why I keep trying to stress to people, he is only one man, but the dynamics and effects which led to his election, and the ramifications of his actions in office, will still be with us long after he is gone. We need to focus on the real threats, which are myriad and go far beyond one person and whether he is or isn't in office.

Tyler Libby · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Yes and if you would have covered Bernie more or the democratic parties immoral activities during the election then maybe you wouldn't have to have this video. Its great business for you…………. having to talk about trump all the time now……..

carl marcelin · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The criminally insane are putting huge effort in perpetuating this RACIST HELL!……….

Denise DeStefanis · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

How ca n wed a llow judgez to be in office for 30 to 40 years. It's seems dangerous to have anyone in any office for that long a term.

Denise DeStefanis · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

There is something radically wrong with the way we allow our so called leaders to position top officials that can make or break a society based on their personal opinions and beliefs. Trump is out of control and unstable as is the whole of his administration. We need to oust the entire doings of everything he has done s ND everyone he has elected since day one. He is ruining this democracy and the country. We need to have a better way to select candidates for this country. How about starting with an IQ test, a test of deplomay, foreign affairs itelligence and if no show of tax returns, then no go!

MustacheVerra · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Trump is not picking anything. It's not really in charge guys…

Rude Man · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The cold civil war will heat up after a few years of extreme conservative judges pass judgment

stephen pack · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

my point you mindset is childish and reactions are child in nature

karen sinclair · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Trump is a bigg a** traitor with the judge he has pick –the end of America constitution

Jackie Chun · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Democrats pack the courts with corporatists so we were doomed either way, it should also be noted that when Democrats changed the appointments to be decided democratically they didn’t do it until they only had about a month left in power, and then they also went home for Christmas vacation instead of making all the appointments they could that were backlogged from the GOP obstruction

Brandon · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

That clip of the confirmation hearing is much like the cabinet hearings were , someone with no experience trying to convince a room full of people that they should get the job. I kind of get the whole we don't want career politician or establishment types, but ffs if the person objectively has no experience for the position they were nominated for, no one aside from the political elites should be celebrating that, it negatively impacts all of us.

tinfoilhatter · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

there's no 'transgender children', only bad parents!

roman2011 · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

And others say Bernie would be a disaster for America. Go figure.

D Goshay · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Under Trump, you really don't need qualifications to sit in judgment of people and slam your gavel saying guilty, guilty, guilty all day.

Davtd Lowe · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

If you understood you are in a republic Republic Republic not a democracy things would be much better.. don't let politicians say democracy don't say democracy educate people it's a republic learn the difference

Still here · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Sickening. How is this even possible in a so-called Democracy? Because trump and his cohort Republicans, and so-called Democrats, have practically destroyed America's Rule of Law, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Decency, and along with those…Democracy. trump and his minions have divided American's and have made us hate each other. It's the only way trump can survive as president. Let's come together and change that.

Frank Crossword · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The "Trump Family Party" is planning to own America as their personal fiefdom.
He's surrounding himself with a hand-picked mob of willing goons to run the courts and "official" censors to oversee the media.
If taken to extremes he'll appoint a bodyguard of "trumps troops" .
And the trumpfodder will still cheer. MAGA MAGA MAGA.

Chris Butler · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Sounds like black people should have voted more in those red states… sad

John daloser · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

I can assure you that if money was out of our politics, this wouldn’t be happening. We are headed towards dark times, with no hope. The only fear we should have is that we will be in our 60s and 70s if and when this blows over and we fix the mistakes and learn from it. We’ve had many chances before and blew it.

Dan Ames · December 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Dumps judges hearing Constitutional cases?!The same liar being investigated by the FBI.Thanks Fake Bernie bros.

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