U.S. Senate Confirms Judge Linked To Benghazi Scandal

The Hill reports “The Senate confirmed four of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees Thursday.

Theodore Chuang and George Hazel will serve as U.S. district judges for Maryland. The Senate voted 53-42 on Chuang’s nomination and 95-0 on Hazel’s.

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he couldn’t support Chuang’s nomination because he helped the Obama administration “stonewall” Congress on the investigation of the death of four Americans at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) defended Chuang, saying he was only doing his job and Grassley’s “beef” was really with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

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Published in: on May 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm  Comments (1)  

Russell Wheeler Testifies Before The House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on The Federal Judicial Conduct And Disability System

Testimony | April 25, 2013

An Examination of the Judicial Conduct and Disability System
By: Russell Wheeler

Editor’s Note: Russell Wheeler testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the federal judicial conduct and disability system on April 25, 2013. The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980 authorizes any person to file a complaint alleging that a federal judge has engaged in conduct “prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts.” The text which follows is Russell Wheeler’s opening statement.

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Related:
Congressman James Sensenbrenner letter, July 14, 2004.  No response.

Senator Charles Grassley letter, May 12, 2006.  No response.

Judge Brock Hornby was  appointed to the “Breyer Committee,” to investigate judicial misconduct. Was Judge Hornby qualified for this position? Was this a conflict of interest? His judicial abuse “raises profound questions” with respect to whether he should enjoy the delegated authority to investigate and discipline himself.

Do you believe the judicial branch is doing  a very good job of administering The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980?  Or is this hearing just another “whitewash”?
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