When he ran for president, Donald Trump released a list of individuals that he promised to put on the federal bench. Now, the George Soros-backed activist group Demand Justice has announced a shortlist of its own, naming thirty-two radical leftists that it wants to see made into judges by a Democratic president.
Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director at the Judicial Crisis Network, recently spoke to “Breitbart News Daily” host Alex Marlow about what it means.
“Straight from being activists to being judges”
“The left have really been very successful in judges because historically even a lot of the Republican nominees have been some of the most liberal members of the court, and the court has been willing to do the bidding of liberals who can’t achieve their extreme policy goals through the legislature and through the elected branches so they get the court to do it,” Severino said.
“Now that Donald Trump has been so successful at pushing back on this — and for decades now we’ve been trying to work toward having more principled judges — you have groups like Demand Justice saying, ‘No, no, we need to go even harder left,’” she went on.
Severino noted how only a quarter of the named figures have any judicial experience and that all represent a “liberal wish list of every possible hot-button topic you want.”
“They would go straight from being activists to being judges,” she predicted.
A political judiciary
Severino contrasted the way that conservatives usually approach judicial appointments with the typical leftist mindset.
“We want that experience — we want to know what their judicial philosophy is not … their politics,” she explained. In contrast, the other side has a different focus.
“These guys go straight to the politics,” Severino stressed.
Marlow said he saw “no reason not to be utterly scared of a list like this.”
“Oh absolutely,” Severino agreed. “Don’t think for a minute that if they had power and control and the ability to do that that they wouldn’t put exactly those kind of people on the court.”
Severino co-authored the book “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court” with Mollie Hemingway, which focused on left-wing infiltration of the judiciary and the opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.