Schumer Makes ‘Judge Shopping’ Announcement

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Showing that Democrats are ready to throw a fit anytime a court refuses to do their bidding, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dropped the news that the Senate is gearing up to think over certain “legislative options” to change the legal landscape.

Schumer’s call for legislative action comes after a Texas federal court opted not to follow a directive on what has been dubbed “judge shopping.”

The majority leader took to X to air his frustrations about the Northern District of Texas’ decision to tolerate “the odious practice” despite the Judicial Conference of the United States suggesting guidelines to put a stop to it.

“Judge shopping has been abused by right-wing activists to subvert the will of the people,” Schumer stated. “The Senate will consider legislative options to put an end to this misguided practice.”

The Judicial Conference of the United States is the group that handles the rule-making for federal courts and has recently updated its policy to push for a more random and across-the-board way of assigning judges to cases.

Secretary of the Conference Judge Robert Conrad Jr. claimed that this new policy is all about keeping court proceedings fair and boosting the public’s trust in the judiciary.

Senate Democrats have called out the Northern District of Texas for what they see as repeated “flawed and chaotic” decisions on key issues like abortion rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration and environmental laws.

However, Chief U.S. District Judge David Godbey informed Schumer that there is no plan to change how cases are assigned in his court for now.

Senate Republicans have brushed off the Judicial Conference’s suggestions by pointing out that it is Congress’ job to shape the lower courts as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

Last month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) highlighted a proposal from Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas aimed at ending nationwide injunctions that could freeze government policies in their tracks.

“If the Democratic leader wants to restore trust in our judiciary, he can join me in supporting this common-sense, nonpartisan reform. Or perhaps, he’d rather have a DHS Secretary in Oakland who wears a robe,” McConnell added.

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