The Bumatay Nomination

The Washington Blade, an LGBT paper, and the conservative Washington Times both suggest (the latter more explicitly so) that Democratic opposition to Trump’s nomination of Patrick Bumatay, a gay Filipino who serves as a U.S. attorney in Southern California, to serve on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is all about politics.

2 Comments for “The Bumatay Nomination”

  1. posted by Mike and David on

    (sigh) how about we get a sense of his judicial philosophy? The fact that Trump seeks to appoint a diverse judge is a good step, but the judge’s legal philosophy matters in terms of how he or she will look at cases involving civil rights, substantive due process, equal protection, privacy rights, etc

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    • posted by Jorge on

      Does it matter? Coming from a Republican president, there’s only about five possibilities:

      He’s a mistake.
      The most important thing is he’s not a psycho, but he will be a disappointment.
      He’s the other type of psycho*.
      He’s a conservative.
      He’s a true leader (he’s a bureaucrat).

      *: I do not actually believe those exist.

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