Trump: An Exaggeration not an Abberation

Joe Biden, at the American Constitution Society, ACS, on June 9, 2016, quoted Trump, “We’ll come back in November. Wouldn’t that be wild. if I’m president and I come back to do a civil case?” (Washington Post, here, Wall Street Journal, here, YouTube here).

The Vice President asked if there is any other way than to take this as a “direct threat” to the independence of the judiciary.

Biden said, “Either Trump doesn’t understand or he doesn’t care…. This behavior smacks of authoritarianism.”

Biden also said that Trump “is an exaggeration, not an aberration.” He described the failure of the Senate to hold hearing on Judge Garland, and 88 judicial vacancies on Federal Courts, some from as far back as January, 2015.

Idx Court Incumbent Reason V. Date Nominee Nom. Date
1 01 – MA Woodlock,Douglas P. Senior 6/1/2015 Bernstein,Inga S. 7/30/2015
2 01 – PR Fuste,Jose Antonio Retired 6/1/2016    
3 01 – RI Lisi,Mary M. Senior 10/1/2015 McElroy,Mary Susan 9/8/2015
4 02 – NY-E Gleeson,John Resigned 3/9/2016    
5 02 – NY-E Feuerstein,Sandra J. Senior 1/21/2015 Brown,Gary Richard 7/30/2015
6 02 – NY-N Sharpe,Gary L. Senior 1/1/2016    
7 02 – NY-S Crotty,Paul A. Senior 8/1/2015    
8 02 – NY-W Skretny,William M. Senior 3/8/2015 Sweet,Kathleen Marie 3/15/2016
9 03 – CCA Rendell,Marjorie O. Senior 7/1/2015 Haywood,Rebecca Ross 3/15/2016
10 03 – NJ Martini,William J. Senior 2/10/2015    
11 03 – NJ Chesler,Stanley R. Senior 6/15/2015 Martinotti,Brian R. 6/11/2015
12 03 – NJ Hochberg,Faith S. Retired 3/6/2015 Neals,Julien Xavier 2/26/2015
13 03 – PA-E Restrepo,Luis Felipe Elevated 1/11/2016    
14 03 – PA-E McLaughlin,Mary A. Senior 11/18/2013 Younge,John Milton 7/30/2015
15 03 – PA-W Gibson,Kim R. Senior 6/3/2016    
16 03 – PA-W McLaughlin,Sean J. Resigned 8/16/2013 Baxter,Susan Paradise 7/30/2015
17 03 – PA-W Lancaster,Gary L. Deceased 4/24/2013 Colville,Robert John 7/30/2015
18 03 – PA-W McVerry,Terrence F. Senior 9/30/2013 Horan,Marilyn Jean 7/30/2015
19 04 – MD Quarles Jr.,William D. Senior 2/1/2016 Gallagher,Stephanie Agli 9/8/2015
20 04 – NC-E Howard,Malcolm J. Senior 12/31/2005 Timmons-Goodson,Patricia Ann 4/28/2016
21 04 – SC Currie,Cameron McGowan Senior 10/3/2013 Beatty,Donald W. 2/25/2016
22 04 – SC Anderson Jr.,Joseph F. Senior 11/16/2014 Coggins Jr.,Donald C. 2/25/2016
23 05 – CCA Garza,Emilio M. Senior 8/1/2012    
24 05 – CCA King,Carolyn Dineen Senior 12/31/2013    
25 05 – LA-E Lemelle,Ivan L. Senior 6/29/2015 Kelly III,Claude J. 2/4/2016
26 05 – LA-W James,Robert G. Senior 5/31/2016    
27 05 – LA-W Haik,Richard T. Senior 3/6/2015 Finley,Stephanie A. 2/4/2016
28 05 – TX-E Davis,Leonard E. Retired 5/15/2015    
29 05 – TX-E Schneider,Michael H. Senior 1/7/2016    
30 05 – TX-E Schell,Richard A. Senior 3/10/2015 Scholer,Karen Gren 3/15/2016
31 05 – TX-N Robinson,Mary Lou Senior 2/3/2016    
32 05 – TX-N Cummings,Samuel Ray Senior 12/31/2014 Frost,E. Scott 3/15/2016
33 05 – TX-N Solis,Jorge A. Retired 5/1/2016 Hendrix,James Wesley 3/15/2016
34 05 – TX-N Means,Terry Senior 7/3/2013 Ramirez,Irma Carrillo 3/15/2016
35 05 – TX-S Costa,Gregg Jeffrey Elevated 5/20/2014    
36 05 – TX-S Jack,Janis Graham Senior 6/1/2011    
37 05 – TX-W Junell,Robert A. Senior 2/13/2015 Counts III,Walter David 3/15/2016
38 06 – CCA Martin Jr.,Boyce F. Retired 8/16/2013 Hughes,Lisabeth Tabor 3/17/2016
39 06 – KY-E Coffman,Jennifer B. Retired 1/8/2013    
40 06 – KY-W Heyburn II,John G. Senior 4/1/2014    
41 06 – OH-S Frost,Gregory L. Retired 5/2/2016    
42 06 – TN-W Mays Jr.,Samuel H. Senior 7/1/2015 Stanton III,Edward L. 5/21/2015
43 07 – CCA Evans,Terence T. Senior 1/7/2010 Schott,Donald K. 1/12/2016
44 07 – CCA Tinder,John Daniel Senior 2/18/2015 Selby,Myra C. 1/12/2016
45 07 – IN-N Miller Jr.,Robert L. Senior 1/11/2016    
46 07 – IN-S Barker,Sarah Evans Senior 6/30/2014 Ong,Winfield D. 1/12/2016
47 07 – WI-E Randa,Rudolph T. Senior 2/5/2016    
48 08 – CCA Bye,Kermit Edward Senior 4/22/2015 Puhl,Jennifer Kelmetsrud 1/28/2016
49 08 – MN Montgomery,Ann D. Senior 5/31/2016    
50 08 – NE Bataillon,Joseph F. Senior 10/3/2014 Rossiter Jr.,Robert F. 6/11/2015
51 09 – AK Beistline,Ralph R. Senior 12/31/2015    
52 09 – CA-C Morrow,Margaret M. Senior 10/29/2015    
53 09 – CA-C Pregerson,Dean D. Senior 1/28/2016 Abrams,Paul Lewis 12/16/2015
54 09 – CA-C Collins,Audrey B. Retired 8/1/2014 Young,Mark A. 7/16/2015
55 09 – CCA Pregerson,Harry Senior 12/11/2015 Koh,Lucy Haeran 2/25/2016
56 09 – HI Mollway,Susan Oki Senior 11/6/2015 Connors,Clare Elizabeth 9/8/2015
57 09 – ID Lodge,Edward J. Senior 7/3/2015 Nye,David C. 4/6/2016
58 09 – NV Jones,Robert Clive Senior 2/1/2016 Traum,Anne Rachel 4/28/2016
59 09 – WA-W Lasnik,Robert S. Senior 1/27/2016 Andrus,Beth M. 4/14/2016
60 09 – WA-W Pechman,Marsha J. Senior 2/6/2016 O’Sullivan,Kathleen M. 4/14/2016
61 10 – CO Blackburn,Robert E. Senior 4/12/2016 Rodriguez,Regina M. 4/28/2016
62 10 – KS Vratil,Kathryn H. Senior 4/22/2014 Campbell,Terrence J. 1/28/2016
63 10 – OK-W Cauthron,Robin J. Senior 7/14/2015    
64 10 – OK-W Russell,David L. Senior 7/7/2013 Mitchell,Suzanne 12/16/2015
65 10 – OK-W Friot,Stephen P. Senior 12/1/2014 Palk,Scott L. 12/16/2015
66 10 – UT Stewart,Brian T. Senior 9/1/2014 Russell,Ronald G. 12/16/2015
67 11 – AL-M Thompson,Myron H. Senior 8/22/2013    
68 11 – AL-M Fuller,Mark E. Resigned 8/1/2015    
69 11 – AL-N Blackburn,Sharon Lovelace Senior 5/8/2015    
70 11 – AL-N Smith Jr.,C. Lynwood Senior 8/31/2013    
71 11 – AL-S Granade,Callie V.S. Senior 3/7/2016    
72 11 – CCA Dubina,Joel F. Senior 10/26/2013 Kallon,Abdul K. 2/11/2016
73 11 – FL-M Steele,John E. Senior 6/3/2015 Barksdale,Patricia D. 4/28/2016
74 11 – FL-M Conway,Anne C. Senior 8/1/2015 Jung,William F. 4/28/2016
75 11 – FL-N Smoak,Richard Senior 12/31/2015 Lammens,Philip R. 4/28/2016
76 11 – FL-S Rosenbaum,Robin S. Elevated 5/12/2014 Flores,Mary Barzee 2/26/2015
77 11 – GA-N Carnes,Julie E. Elevated 7/21/2014 Lopez,Dax Eric 7/30/2015
78 CL Block,Lawrence J. Retired 1/8/2016    
79 CL Damich,Edward J. Senior 10/21/2013 Bonilla,Armando Omar 1/7/2015
80 CL Firestone,Nancy B. Senior 10/21/2013 Firestone,Nancy B. 1/7/2015
81 CL Bush,Lynn J. Senior 10/21/2013 Halkowski,Thomas L. 1/7/2015
82 CL Hewitt,Emily C. Retired 10/21/2013 McCarthy,Patricia M. 1/7/2015
83 CL Miller,George W. Retired 8/6/2013 Somers,Jeri Kaylene 1/7/2015
84 DC – DC Collyer,Rosemary M. Senior 5/18/2016    
85 DC – DC Roberts,Richard W. Senior 3/16/2016 Edelman,Todd E. 4/28/2016
86 DC – DC Walton,Reggie B. Senior 12/31/2015 Pan,Florence Y. 4/28/2016
87 IT Pogue,Donald C. Senior 7/1/2014 Davidson,Jeanne E. 1/7/2015
88 IT Eaton,Richard K. Senior 8/22/2014 Drake,Elizabeth J. 7/30/2015
89 SC Scalia,Antonin Deceased 2/13/2016 Garland,Merrick B. 3/16/2016

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