Here is another bit of info on Donald Trump’s Presidency. Ensure that you keep yourself aware of all the latest developments!:
These here are your FISA Judges Current members
These where the ones during Obama Obama era Let’s go over these, first you have: HOGAN, Thomas F. (Presiding, as of May 19, 2014) U.S. spy court judge dismissed privacy advocate's concerns about data use The Nov. 6 opinion by Thomas F. Hogan, the chief judge of the FISA court, reauthorized a long-standing government spying effort known as the "702 program," which targets electronic communications of those believed to be foreigners living abroad. The FBI's procedures "go far beyond the purpose for which the Section 702-acquired information is collected in permitting queries that are unrelated to national security," Jeffress argued, according to the judge's opinion. Hogan disagreed, however, writing that the law clearly permitted FBI agents to search databases for such purposes. He added that such searches rarely generate a link to criminal activity. "The risks that the results of such a query will be viewed or otherwise used in connection with an investigation that is unrelated to national security appears to be remote, if not entirely theoretical," Hogan wrote. "The court is not prepared to find a constitutional deficiency based upon a hypothetical problem." Journalist Jailed for Not Revealing Source to Court U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan ordered Judith Miller, 57, imprisoned until she agreed to testify in an investigation into the naming of a CIA operative, declaring that the rights of journalists to gather news and protect confidential sources must occasionally yield to the power of prosecutors to demand testimony and investigate suspected crimes. Now we have: BOASBERG, James E. (5/19/2014) – (5/18/2021) Federal judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline Judge Rules That Construction Can Proceed On Dakota Access Pipeline Hillary Clinton’s 15,000 New Emails to Get Timetable for Release This one seems fair, I could not find any cases of abuse of power or corruption.
Now we have: COLLYER, Rosemary M. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_M._Collyer Judge Collyer presided over a number of habeas corpus petitions submitted on behalf of Guantanamo captives. In United States House of Representatives v. Price (2016), Judge Collyer first found the House had standing to sue the Obama Administration and, then, found that the Administration had unconstitutionally spent billions of Treasury funds on health insurer subsidies without a Congressional appropriation. Judge Collyer enjoined any further insurer reimbursements without a valid appropriation, but stayed her order pending appeal. Judge: Billions spent illegally on ACA benefits http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/judge/327/reports/9x205203dc4365.html I can’t find anything troubling with her either.
DEARIE, Raymond J. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_J._Dearie https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/nyregion/federal-judge-urges-us-to-jettison-the-madness-of-mass-incarceration.html https://blogs.orrick.com/employment/tag/judge-raymond-j-dearie/ Nothing bad here either.
EAGAN, Claire V. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Eagan In February 2013 she was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), established in 1978 per the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Her term runs to May 2019. She was the author of the August 29, 2013, FISC opinion released on September 17, 2013, explaining that the call metadata collection program was constitutional, and thus "any decision about whether to keep it was a political question, not a legal one". The first FISC opinion written since the Snowden leaks (judges must reauthorize the program every 90 days and generally they are "brief reiterations of the court’s legal analysis"), the lengthy 29-page opinion is thought to have been written "for the purpose of public release". Eagan wrote "metadata that includes phone numbers, time and duration of calls is not protected by the Fourth Amendment, since the content of the calls is not accessed." In the opinion, Eagan said "data collection is authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act that allows the FBI to issue orders to produce tangible things if there are reasonable grounds to believe the records are relevant to a terrorism investigation." The opinion authorized the FBI to "collect the information for probes of 'unknown' as well as known terrorists." She also noted that no U.S. telecommunications company had legally refused to turn over customer metadata, "despite the mechanism for doing so".
http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Claire-V-Eagan-Financial-Disclosure-Report-for-2011.pdf Other than this I can’t find anything concerning.
FELDMAN, Martin L.C. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Leach-Cross_Feldman In 1959, he became a member of the fledgling Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee. He also headed the New Orleans Young Republicans Club and worked in the 1960 campaign for Richard Nixon in Louisiana, but the state handily cast its electoral votes for John F. Kennedy. He worked in the Barry M. Goldwater campaign in 1964, when Goldwater became only the second Republican since Reconstruction to carry Louisiana. Feldman was a Louisiana delegate to the 1968 and the 1972 Republican National Conventions, both of which met in Miami Beach, Florida, to nominate the Nixon-Agnew tickets, which in the second campaign won in forty-nine states. Feldman was among seventy-one Jewish delegates (prior to his conversion to Roman Catholicism) and alternates to the convention. In 1974, Feldman lost a race, 67-32, in the Republican State Central Committee to John H. Cade, Jr., for selection as Louisiana Republican National Committeeman. Robicheaux v. Caldwell On September 3, 2014, Feldman issued a ruling upholding Louisiana's ban of same-sex marriage. After the United States Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal statute that banned the United States federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor, he was the only district federal judge to uphold a state prohibition against same-sex marriage. Feldman said that the state has a legitimate interest in upholding the state's 2004 amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman that was approved by 78% of voters. Feldman stated, "marriage is a legitimate concern of state law and policy, and that it may be rightly regulated because of what for centuries has been its role." Feldman also equated the recognition of marriage without regard to sex to incest, writing that he was concerned that recognizing marriage without regard to the sex of the members of the couple would lead to a slippery slope that would eventually require courts to recognize polygamy and incest. For example, must the states permit or recognize a marriage between an aunt and niece? Aunt and nephew? Brother/brother? Father and child? May minors marry? Must marriage be limited to only two people? What about a transgender spouse? Is such a union same-gender or male-female? All such unions would undeniably be equally committed to love and caring for one another, just like the plaintiffs. — Judge Feldman, Robicheaux v. Caldwell ruling Lawyers for the plaintiffs immediately announced plans to appeal the ruling. In January 2015, the case was heard in the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court, alongside cases from Texas and Mississippi. The decision remained unresolved at the time of the June 26th Obergefell decision. Following the Supreme Court decision, the appeals court remanded the case back down to Feldman and the district court for a reversal of order ruling in favor of the Louisiana plaintiffs.
This is all I could find on him.
JONES, James P. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Parker_Jones Most of these are appointed to their previous positions either by G.W Bush or Reagan, Jones was appointed by Clinton. http://www.vawd.uscourts.gov/media/1960/bio.pdf short bio Mary A. McLaughlin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_A._McLaughlin http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/us/15bracelet.html This is all I could find on her, another Clinton appointment but I could not find anything concerning.
MOSMAN, Michael W. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_W._Mosman Not much here either Thomas B. Russell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_B._Russell https://www.rt.com/usa/382220-kentucky-droneslayer-judge-case/ only thing I could find here.
F. Dennis Saylor IV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._Dennis_Saylor_IV He was in private practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston, from 1981 to 1987, and from 1993 to 2004. He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990. He was a special counsel and chief of staff to Robert Mueller, the assistant attorney general of the Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1993.
Saylor represented Circor International, Inc., KF Industries, Inc., and senior company officials as a criminal defense attorney while those companies were under investigation for smuggling Chinese-manufactured valves and selling the valves as a product of the U.S. between 2001 and 2004. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Michael T. Shelby, dismissed the investigation days after Saylor was confirmed by the Senate.
Susan Webber Wright https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Webber_Wright Susan Webber Wright (born 1948), also known as Susan Webber Carter, is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Wright is a former judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She received national attention when she first dismissed the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton in 1998, and then, in 1999, found Clinton to be in civil contempt of court. Wright was also involved with Kenneth Starr's investigation of the Whitewater scandal, and issued numerous rulings that were both favorable and unfavorable to Clinton. Notably, Wright imprisoned Susan McDougal for the maximum 18 months for civil contempt of court when McDougal refused to answer "three questions" about whether President Bill Clinton lied in his testimony.
James Zagel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Zagel Wrote a book seems to be well liked https://www.amazon.com/Money-Burn-James-B-Zagel/dp/0399148914 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/us/27cnczagel.html
These were the judges during the campaign and some after. Some seem bad others it was hard to find any info on. Thought it would be interesting I hope you enjoy.
Just keep in mind, never accept the lamestream media’s anti-Trump hype and do not allow them to frustrate you. Make America Great Again!