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The Biden Administration
Jan 22, 2021 - 6:00 PM - by Stephen Maturin
Now that we're back on the path of sanity with respect to the Paris Agreement and the Diet Coke button is gone, let's talk federal judges.

Thanks to a friendly Senate, Diaper Don appointed and had confirmed an astonishing 231 Article III judges in a single fucking term, including 1/3 of the Supreme Court and 54 court of appeals judges. Now it's Unca Joe's turn.

There are only two U.S. Court of Appeals and 44 federal district court vacancies at the moment. However, there are 38 court of appeals judges appointed by Democrats who are eligible for senior status. It's a pretty sweet deal. Once an Article III judge reaches the required age and years of service, s/he can continue to receive full salary while getting to kick back, do less work, and pick and choose cases. A buddy of mine clerked for a senior federal district court judge right out of law school. The judge had been on the bench forever, and really came to loathe criminal cases. When he hit the magic numbers for age and years of service, he took senior status and continued to maintain a full docket, but never had do deal with another criminal case.

Senior status is also a sweet deal for POTUS, as it creates a vacancy to fill. Here's hoping all 38 of the above-mentioned court of appeals judges were just waiting for Biden's inauguration. May they all follow the example of this district court judge, who sent this letter to Biden about 1.5 hours after he took the oath:

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So, What Do You Think?
Jan 20, 2021 - 3:40 AM - by The Lone Ranger
Part of me thinks that Trump is just stupid enough to actually believe there's going to be some kind of uprising in the next few hours' time, and that he will [somehow] still be President on January 21st.

I think it's more likely that he'll just skip the country within the next few hours' time, though. Or at least, try to skip the country.

Regardless, I expect that he and his staff are frantically destroying documents right now.

Personally, my hope is that, 24 hours from now, he will be in prison. Where he belongs.
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