You can't always get what you want - Judicial appointments

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Looks like California's senators are trying to get their own judges appointed. From The Washington Times:

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies.

The two California senators asked Pat Cipollone, tapped to be the acting White House counsel in October, to broker a deal over three 9th Circuit Court of Appeals positions.

“While we continue to oppose the slate of nominees the White House put forward on October 10, we remain hopeful that you will work with us to reach a bipartisan agreement in a timely manner,” they wrote.

They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.

'Scuse me but that is not constitutional. It is the job of the President to nominate a person for a Judicial post and the Senate votes to confirm by a simple majority. That is the way it is done.  The 9th Circuit Court is the most liberal and has had quite the history of having their judgments overturned by a subsequent Supreme Court hearing (over 75%). President Trump is trying to appoint Justices who will follow the letter of the law and the liberals are running around with their hair on fire.

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