Du husker sikkert de mange gange, en Obama-udpeget federal dommer har underkendt en beslutning, som præsident Trump har taget. Meget ofte drejede det sig om dekreter, som Obama havde udstedt ,og som Trump nu ophævede, hvilket fik politisk korrekte federale “dommere” til at standse Trumps beslutning, selv om de ikke havde standset Obamas dekret …
Det betød at Trump måtte gå til højesteret, og det tager jo tid og ressurser 🙁
Trump har nu sat REKORD i udpegelse af nye federale dommere !
Han er nået op på at udpege ikke mindre end 157-9 federale dommere !
Ifølge wikipedia holder en federal dommer embeddet, indtil han træder tilbage, dør eller fjernes fra embeddet
“Article III federal judges” (as opposed to judges of some courts with special jurisdictions) serve “during good behavior” (often paraphrased as appointed “for life”). Judges hold their seats until they resign, die, or are removed from office. Although the legal orthodoxy is that judges cannot be removed from office except by impeachment by the House of Representatives followed by conviction by the Senate, several legal scholars, including William Rehnquist, Saikrishna Prakash, and Steven D. Smith, have argued that the Good Behavior Clause may, in theory, permit removal by way of a writ of scire facias filed before a federal court, without resort to impeachment.“
Det fremgår – desværre – ikke af artiklen hvordan fordelingen af dommere er på disse 3 grupper – jeg vil på at langt de fleste hører til gruppe 1 eller 2
“There are currently 870 authorized Article III judgeships: nine on the Supreme Court, 179 on the courts of appeals, 673 for the district courts and nine on the Court of International Trade.
The total number of active federal judges is constantly in flux, for two reasons. First, judges retire or die, and a lapse of time occurs before new judges are appointed to fill those positions. Second, from time to time Congress will increase (or, less frequently, decrease) the number of federal judgeships in a particular judicial district, usually in response to shifting population numbers or a changing workload in that district. Although the number of Supreme Court justices has remained the same for well over a century, the number of court of appeals judges has more than doubled since 1950, and the number of district court judges has increased more than three-fold in that period. In addition, some district court judges serve on more than one court at a time. “
Så 157-9 nye Trump udpegede federale dommere er en ganske pæn andel 🙂