Judicial appointments delayed in D.C. logjam

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 27, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    Too bad the Republicans were not willing (or able) to block the confirmation of Obama's two Supreme Court nominees.

    While blocker circuit court nominees can be good or bad, it is done by both sides.

    Anyone remember the inspiring Janice Rogers Brown of California, a conservative leaning judge, who was blocked by the Democrats during most of Bush's term?

  • Uncle Mal Rose Park, UT
    Nov. 27, 2010 3:09 p.m.

    We've had a couple of good candidates, Scott Burns and Dave Schwendiman, for the United States Attorney position. I don't understand why the Republicans are blocking them. This is a pretty solid example that Orrin Hatch isn't able to deliver for Utah. I hope that the Tea Party rhetoric doesn't overshadow the real story that he just can't help this state in Washington.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 27, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    The GOP is grinding government to a halt. Even a lot of Republicans not in the Senate are concerned. The Senate Republicans care more for power than for the good of the nation.

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Nov. 27, 2010 3:00 a.m.

    Why is placing judges so political? Is to put judges in place to follow politcal powers policy or to pass judgement on laws that are written?

    To keep the separation of powers as the constitution provides, it should be for the latter and the only consideration in appointing judges.

    If the legislators and the President are making political appointments then that is the time to stall these positions. The trust and integrity of a judge should be above reproach or political influence. Nor should a judge question his duties to the justice system and his personal beliefs.

    Obama has made too many political appointments to the Supreme Courts and it is showing how dangerous this kind of appointments are. Judges are by proclamation and interpretation trying to rewrite the constitution with decisions opposite of the rights and freedoms granted by the Constitution.

    So if stalling appointments stops political influence I am for it. Obama is very careful who he appoints to positions of power, he makes choices based on the lack of integrity of the people he chooses.