Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ted Cruz Sounds Alarm On Trump’s 9th Circuit Nominee ... AND WITH GOOD REASON ...

What the hell is Trump thinking with this nomination?
Mark Bennett, President Donald Trump’s second nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, signed several amicus (or “friend of the court”) briefs breaking from conservative legal orthodoxy on the First and Second Amendments during his tenure as Hawaii Attorney General.
His support for the briefs attracted scrutiny from Republican senators during his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a rare display for a caucus otherwise elated with Trump’s judicial picks.
Mark Bennett, President Donald Trump’s second 
nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
“I will confess that some of the positions you took as Hawaii Attorney General give me pause,” GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said during the hearing.
The senator’s office would not confirm if Cruz plans to support Bennett’s nomination.
The briefs at issue were filed in several marquee Supreme Court cases, including D.C. v. Heller, a landmark Second Amendment dispute, and Citizens United v. FEC, a controversy concerning federal limits on corporate or non-profit political spending.
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