Saturday, May 19, 2018

Senate Republicans Should Stand With Ted Cruz and Ben Sasse, Reject Mark Bennett’s 9th Circuit Nomination

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One of the things that Republicans have been calling Trump’s biggest success is passing through the Senate a series of great judges to key federal roles, and it is not an incorrect claim. The fact of the matter is that Trump’s team has done great work in nominating federal judges and he should be commended for that.
There is one appointment, however, that is just baffling to me, and if you know who Mark Bennett is, you should be baffled as well.
Bennett is currently up for the 9th Circuit, a court that has proven time and again that the Constitution doesn’t really matter so much as feelings. If there is an opening in the 9th Circuit, we should find someone who is incredibly strong, constitutionally, and try to fight back.
However, Trump’s choice here does not pass that test.
There are two key cases in which Bennett has proven he is weak on some of our basic rights. The first is Citizens United, in which he joined an amicus brief as Hawaii’s attorney general. That brief ran counter to what the Supreme Court ultimately ruled – that corporations had First Amendment rights.
Read the rest from Joe Cunningham HERE.

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