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Dennis Donovan (14,912 posts) Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Stone

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ce/4788155002/

Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group’s president said Monday.

Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said the group “could not wait” until its spring conference to weigh in on a deepening crisis that has enveloped the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr.

“There are plenty of issues that we are concerned about,” Rufe told USA TODAY. “We’ll talk all of this through.”

Rufe, nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, said the group of more than 1,000 federal jurists called for the meeting last week after Trump criticized prosecutors' initial sentencing recommendation for his friend Roger Stone and the Department of Justice overruled them.

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Whoa! Now the judges are weighing in - they don't sound pleased at all!!

On edit: Harry Litman

Harry Litman ✔@harrylitman

This is mind-blowing. I’ve never heard of anything like it. We are in full on crisis mode.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ce/4788155002/
Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally...
An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.
6:48 PM - Feb 17, 2020
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Right. Leftist Jack*ss Judges are throwing fits because Barr's intervention and clear interest will keep them from kissing Democrat ass and corruptly sentencing conservatives and those Democrats consider their enemies.

Barr is planning to drain the swamp and Democrats are UNHINGED.

Naturally the DUmmies are all orgasmic, declaring that it's the END of AG Barr.

malaise (201,732 posts) 1. Get thee to the greatest page

RFN! This is HUGE!
This is how we maintain separation of powers in representative democracies.
You have no idea how happy this makes me
Dennis Donovan (14,912 posts)

3. Between this and the (now more than) 2000 DoJ alumni letter, this is really huge!

I heard an interesting factoid from Katy Tur earlier today about the 2000 ex-DoJ officials - there's even one from the Eisenhower admin!
All the better to identify the corrupt.

samnsara (10,407 posts)

2. do they carry any actually weight or are they just an advisory committee?
malaise (201,732 posts)

5. Our judges and magistrates shut down all the courts for one day for a meeting

and that was that.
People do not give up separation of powers or democracy willingly
Do the JACK*SS DUmmies not know that BARR is the head of the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT?

samnsara (10,407 posts)

2. do they carry any actually weight or are they just an advisory committee?
malaise (201,732 posts)

5. Our judges and magistrates shut down all the courts for one day for a meeting

and that was that.
People do not give up separation of powers or democracy willingly
And corrupt lawyers and judges can be FIRED or worse.

OAITW r.2.0 (1,722 posts)

7. Sounds like the last line of sanity has been reached.

The Republicans failed to do their constitutional responsibilities.

Things really seem to be coming to a head. I am thinking that Barr is going to announce his resignation soon and hope he can convince his peers that he really was acting principled in issuing his judgments.

<Good luck with that>
This is it!!!!! It's the end of BARR!!!11!!1!!

Leghorn21 (9,925 posts)

9. Just came to post this!!! Apparently, this is a BIG DEAL

“...the group of more than 1,000 federal jurists...”

NO MERCY
Like everything else that was a BIG DEAL - until they found out it WASN'T.