Four More Judges on the Bench

According to this AP report, the Senate could confirm up to four appellate judges – Brown, Pryor, Griffin and McKeague – in the next week or so. The article also notes that Reid hopes confirming these four judges will put the issue behind him. It also (mistakenly) claims that confirming these four would take care of “almost all of the judges involved in the centrist agreement that averted a showdown over judicial filibusters.” Well, not exactly. The agreement itself addressed nominees Myers and Saad, and the negotiations also concerned Brett Kavanaugh and William Haynes. And then there’s Thomas Griffith, and Susan Neilson . . .

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Most Popular

U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More