Obama nominates Staci Michelle Yandle, a black lesbian, to serve on federal judiciary

  • metta

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    Jan 17, 2014 7:18 AM GMT
    Obama nominates black lesbian to serve on federal judiciary

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/01/16/obama-nominates-black-lesbian-serve-federal-judiciary/
  • PolitiMAC

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    Jan 17, 2014 7:28 AM GMT
    Hmm... I don't want to be TOO cynical icon_wink.gif

    ...But that seems WAY to Obama-ish to pass the bullshit test icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 17, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    "Judicial temperament!" faux attacks in 3, 2, 1...

    Good to luck to her, though.
  • mybud

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    Jan 17, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    PolitiNerd saidHmm... I don't want to be TOO cynical icon_wink.gif

    ...But that seems WAY to Obama-ish to pass the bullshit test icon_razz.gif
    You're always cynical and I've haven't tagged you a "bullshitter".
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    Jan 17, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
    undoubtedly a left wing socialist.I hope she gets blocked.
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    Jan 17, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    We really need a sarcasm font. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    "According to a bio provided by the White House, Yandle has served as a solo practitioner in southern Illinois since 2007, where she focused her practice on civil litigation in federal and state court. She received her law degree in 1987 from the Vanderbilt University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1983.

    Yandle has also engaged in public service, serving by appointment on the Illinois Gaming Board from 1999 to 2001 and on the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in the 1990s."

    Six years as a solo in Southern Illinois, and two political appointments do not a very impressive resume make, especially when compared to the credentials of the other G&L appointees mentioned in the article. Add to that the wealth of cliches she spouts in her quotes, and the paucity of information about her online, as a quick google will confirm, and you have all the makings of another opinionated, underqualified federal judge who promises to keep the 7th Circuit busy reversing, if not disciplining, her. One more reason I'm glad to be retiring from practicing law this Summer!
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    MGINSD said"According to a bio provided by the White House, Yandle has served as a solo practitioner in southern Illinois since 2007, where she focused her practice on civil litigation in federal and state court. She received her law degree in 1987 from the Vanderbilt University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1983.

    Yandle has also engaged in public service, serving by appointment on the Illinois Gaming Board from 1999 to 2001 and on the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in the 1990s."

    Six years as a solo in Southern Illinois, and two political appointments do not a very impressive resume make, especially when compared to the credentials of the other G&L appointees mentioned in the article. Add to that the wealth of cliches she spouts in her quotes, and the paucity of information about her online, as a quick google will confirm, and you have all the makings of another opinionated, underqualified federal judge who promises to keep the 7th Circuit busy reversing, if not disciplining, her. One more reason I'm glad to be retiring from practicing law this Summer!


    Why were we taught in grade school that the Judiciary was always non-political and above the fray, when, in fact, the Judiciary is the MOST political of all the 3 branches?

    I still resent those bullshitting teachers.
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
    It's not the teachers I resent, but the judges themselves, who should know better. I've practiced before many good judges, of all colors, persuasions, and in a varity of venues over my career, but also before some very bad ones - straight, liberal, white women all - who use their seats as bully pulpits for their personal causes and biases, the law be damned. The lesson I've learned is to object loudly and often when another one first appears on the appointment horizon, avoid him or her whenever possible if confirmed, and to build a solid record for reversal in those cases where you are obliged to appear before one.
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidIt's not the teachers I resent, but the judges themselves, who should know better. I've practiced before many good judges, of all colors, persuasions, and in a varity of venues over my career, but also before some very bad ones - straight, liberal, white women all - who use their seats as bully pulpits for their personal causes and biases, the law be damned. The lesson I've learned is to object loudly and often when another one first appears on the appointment horizon, avoid him or her whenever possible if confirmed, and to build a solid record for reversal in those cases where you are obliged to appear before one.


    Thanks. But I think the teachers also know better and just ram that "American democracy ideal" crap down our throats at a young age.
  • Suetonius

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    Jan 17, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    All federal judicial appointments are political - No judges are appointed based on merit, but on the basis of who they know, and of which politicians they have done favors for. Yet of the many thousands of politically well-connected lawyers out there who would like to be a federal judge, lots of them are very qualified for the job. If the Pres needs to find a black lesbian to be a judge, he should have picked one from an urban area, where he could find some who are qualified. Instead, he is giving a lifetime job as a political favor.

    The paper quotes someone as touting her as, “She is a highly qualified nominee . . ." If her legal experience is 6 years in solo practice, and two political appointments, she can't possibly be "qualified." If she is very smart, she can learn on the job after a couple years of mistakes. That's no consolation to the people whose cases she will be hearing in the meantime.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 18, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    if this keeps up, gays and blacks won't be special anymore
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
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    MGINSD saidSix years as a solo in Southern Illinois, and two political appointments do not a very impressive resume make, especially when compared to the credentials of the other G&L appointees mentioned in the article. Add to that the wealth of cliches she spouts in her quotes, and the paucity of information about her online, as a quick google will confirm, and you have all the makings of another opinionated, underqualified federal judge who promises to keep the 7th Circuit busy reversing, if not disciplining, her. One more reason I'm glad to be retiring from practicing law this Summer!


    In other words, political hack.

    Do you agree, Metta8? Do you have any opinion on this topic that you created?


    lol
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    This big ugly melting pot is bubbling over what used to be a nice WHITE stove.

    Take your ass back to hell, commies!
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    I vote for Oprah to be a judge. At least she has 6 toes on one foot.
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    Jan 18, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    Fortunately, Judge Yandle hails from a Blue State. But even though she was recommended by Dick Durbin (D), keep an eye out for what Mark Kirk (R) does.

    A reminder of what's been going on with nominees up on The Hill: "I wuz for it, before I wuz against it!"

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-senators-oppose-their-own-nominees

    Steve Benen (MSNBC)It’s quite common for U.S. senators to submit recommendations for district-court nominations to the White House, regardless of party. It’s the sort of thing that’s supposed to make the process easier.

    But even this is starting to break down. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), for example, endorsed Judge William Thomas, who currently serves on the Miami-Dade Circuit, for the federal bench. Rubio’s team reviewed Thomas’ record, subjected him to a background check, and encouraged the White House to nominate him. Obama’s team agreed and sent the nomination to the Senate.

    Then, however, Rubio learned that Thomas is gay, at which point the far-right senator announced his opposition to the judicial nominee he recommended. The White House was ultimately forced to give up on the qualified jurist, who was poised to become the first black openly gay man to serve as a federal judge.


    "Wait, I thought you were Clarence's cousin!" icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/richard-burr-judicial-nominee_n_4563083.html

    HuffPostSen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is … refusing to advance Jennifer May-Parker, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, though Burr previously put May-Parker forward for the post.

    In a July 2009 letter to the White House, a copy of which was obtained by The Huffington Post, Burr recommended May-Parker for the slot and described her as having “the requisite qualifications to serve with distinction.”


    These reversals of conscience are tied to the "blue-slipping" tactic, available and used as a retaliatory measure now that the "nuclear option" has been invoked to cockblock filibusters. The GOP is using their own nominees as lambs fed to slaughter.

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-filibuster-liberal-judges

    Adam Serwer (MSNBC)Decades old, it’s an informal Senate tradition implemented by the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in this case Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Chairmen have implemented the blue slip process differently over the years, but Leahy’s custom is to be very deferential to his fellow senators from both parties.

    Here’s the process. When a nomination or potential nomination is brought forward, the senators from that state are given a blue slip of paper. Leahy’s practice is not to put forth a nominee for a committee vote unless both of those senators return their blue slips, indicating their approval of allowing the nomination to go forward. Republicans have taken advantage of Leahy’s deference to slow down judicial nominations – in some cases, even for names they have approved in advance...

    The blue slip process can act as a silent filibuster, a way Senators can block judicial nominations without drawing public attention to what they’re doing.