In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans writes that President Trump’s choice for attorney general, William Barr, has amassed a record that should disqualify him from serving in the job in this administration.
The list of 2018 judicial nominees who have not yet been confirmed includes some of the Trump Administration’s most troubling choices. There are people on this list who are wholly unqualified to be federal judges, and should not be renominated.
Following today’s announcement that the Trump Foundation will close its doors as it faces a lawsuit by the New York attorney general, Bolder Advocacy Director Abby Levine released the following statement.
In the wake of the Michael Cohen sentencing and with an incoming Democratic House set to investigate Trump’s actions, Yeomans notes that any softening in the economy might be the final straw for Republicans who have publicly supported Trump until now. Meanwhile, he writes, resignation and indictment — or the threat of it — remain two other ways that the Trump presidency could end before the expiration of his first term.
By confirming Kobes, the majority of Senate Republicans have proven they are willing to ignore any and all deficiencies in a nominee’s record in order to pack our courts with partisan yes-men who will continue to rubber-stamp this administration’s dangerous agenda.
In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans writes that it’s time for incoming House Democrats to think about the “I” word. Notes Yeomans: “While the new House majority must proceed carefully, the 2018 electorate, the Mueller investigation, and the economy have all signaled that the new House majority must prepare for impeachment.”
There is every indication that he would steer the Justice Department in an unwelcome direction in which President Trump’s abuses of power could be further enabled and the rights of everyday people would be further threatened. We urge the Senate to probe Barr’s record as thoroughly and scrupulously as possible.