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Old 01-22-2021, 05:00 PM
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Default The Biden Administration

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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Old 01-22-2021, 05:53 PM
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Question: what’s the likelihood of an expansion of Supreme court judges under Biden?
Not just to reduce Trump’s judge’s effectiveness, but because nine people just aren’t enough in a modern world.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:08 PM
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I suspect Biden would sign a bill to increase the number of SCOTUS justices if such a thing ever made it to his desk, but the chance of that getting through both houses of Congress is ever so slightly north of 0.000%.
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  • First 3 days of work

  • Re-engage with World Health Organization End withdrawal process Jan. 20
  • Create position of COVID-19 response coordinator Executive order Jan. 20
  • Rejoin Paris climate agreement Sign an "instrument" Jan. 20
  • Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWR Executive order Jan. 20
  • Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriums Request Jan. 20
  • Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pause Request Jan. 20
  • Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end "1776 Commission" Executive order Jan. 20
  • Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from census Executive order Jan. 20
  • Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps "Dreamers" Memorandum Jan. 20
  • Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workers Executive order Jan. 20
  • Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countries Executive order Jan. 20
  • Stop construction of border wall Proclamation Jan. 20
  • Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity Executive order Jan. 20
  • Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnel Executive order Jan. 20
  • Modernize and improve regulatory review Memorandum Jan. 20
  • End "harsh and extreme immigration enforcement" Executive order Jan. 20
  • Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S. Memorandum Jan. 20
  • Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulation Executive order Jan. 20
  • Freeze any new or pending regulations Memorandum Jan. 20
  • Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measures Executive order Jan. 21
  • Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPE Memorandum Jan. 21
  • Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testing Executive order Jan. 21
  • Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical care Executive order Jan. 21
  • Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related data Executive order Jan. 21
  • Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 days Directives Jan. 21
  • Provide guidance on safely reopening schools Executive order Jan. 21
  • OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19 Executive order Jan. 21
  • Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportation Executive order Jan. 21
  • Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force” Executive order Jan. 21
  • Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership” Directive Jan. 21
  • Ask agencies to boost food aid, improve delivery of stimulus checks Executive order Expected Jan. 22
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:47 PM
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Executive overreach!
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:44 AM
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Thrad about what else can be done on the local level:



You know, maybe prevent another House 2010 and losing that razor thin Senate margin.
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Thrad about what else can be done on the local level:



You know, maybe prevent another House 2010 and losing that razor thin Senate margin.
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:58 AM
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She’s having none of this nonsense.

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Old 01-23-2021, 04:07 PM
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The nation has been repeatedly kicked straight in the balls for the last *gestures broadly* and that is the question you want more details on?
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Can we make :ff: a safe haven from the deluge of Bernie Sanders memes flooding the internet?
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No.



No we can't.



Why would you even suggest such a thing.

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Bernie all the things.
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Bernie all the things.
goddam yanks need to shove their way into anywhere

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At will employment comes at you fast.
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If only they'd unionised.
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Peter Robb is a gargantuan piece of shit, and the fact that he held the position of General Counsel at the NLRB was among the more heinous, if relatively little known, abominations of the Trump administration. Thanks to Unca Joe, Scabby the Rat's nemesis can move on to greener and more lucrative wingnut welfare pastures.
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With Biden in office, Canadian satirists scramble to familiarize selves with Canadian politics - The Beaverton
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Part of a thrad, but here’s a punchline:

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