Mitch McConnell’s Last Trump-Era Act? One More Unqualified Hack Judge.
Contributor: Eleanor Clift
COVID relief may be up in the air, but Tuesday the Senate found time to confirm a judge who thinks Social Security makes for “less than fully mature adults.”
The long line of Donald Trump-appointed judges is coming to an end, but not before Republicans waved through a last-minute appointment on Tuesday to the Court of Federal Claims, a court that gets little attention, and a nominee, Stephen Schwartz, who had been stalled for four years in part because he’s so unsuited at his young age for the lifetime position.
The Court of Federal Claims has been called the “keeper of the nation’s conscience” and “the People’s Court.” It’s where people go to sue the federal government about contract disputes, taxes, patent and copyright matters, civilian and military pay cases, and most tantalizing given the country’s health crisis, vaccine cases.