I missed this line from Obama last night at DSCC fundraiser: "We are remaking the courts."—
Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) November 07, 2013
Yep, at a fundraiser in Texas last night, President Obama said his administration is “remaking the courts.”
Here’s the full quote for context via a WhiteHouse.gov transcript:
We were able to reform our financial system so that the likelihood of taxpayer-funded bailouts is a lot less than it was. We were able to expand funding for young people going to college. We were able to expand national service for young people who want to serve. We fought long and hard for consumer protections that weren’t there before.
As Lisa mentioned, we are remaking the courts. I know that we’ve got some lawyers here, and here in Texas sometimes people feel a little frustrated about the pace of appointments here in Texas. But you should know that in addition to the Supreme Court, we’ve been able to nominate and confirm judges of extraordinary quality all across the country on federal benches. We’re actually, when it comes to the district court, matching the pace of previous Presidents. When it comes to the appellate court, we’re just a little bit behind, and we’re just going to keep on focused on it.
Many found this statement disturbing, albeit perhaps not very surprising:
Where does it all lead?