It won’t be long before there isn’t a single judge or prosecutor anywhere in America who isn’t connected to the radical leftist George Soros and his money…
Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty.
But a less well-known Soros priority — replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee — now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts.
Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead.
Soros has spent several million dollars in the past decade in an attempt to get more states to scrap elections and adopt the merit method. Supporters say it would allow judges to focus on interpreting the law rather than on raising campaign funds and winning elections.
“Merit selection would end the money race and get judges out of the fundraising business,” Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts — a group that has received money from Soros’ Open Society Institute — told FoxNews.com.
But critics say that if judges are picked by committee — often, a committee of lawyers — that will give left-wing judges the upper hand.
“The left can’t get their agenda through the legislatures anymore … so they think they can get their agenda through by taking over the courts,” attorney Colleen Pero, author of a new report titled “Hijacking Justice,” told FoxNews.com.
Pero’s report found that Soros, through his Open Society Institute fund, has given $45 million over the last decade to “a campaign to reshape the judiciary.” But that number is hotly contested by Justice at Stake, the group that got the most Soros money.
Gateway Pundit reports – Kimba Wood, the federal judge overseeing the Cohen-Trump case rejected Trump’s request for a temporary restraining order on materials seized after
KGB FBI agents raided Cohen’s properties.
FBI agents raided Cohen’s home and office looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.
On Friday, President Trump was officially granted intervention in the Cohen case.
Late Sunday night, President Trump opposed allowing the government to review materials seized by
FBI KBG agents in their raid of Michael Cohen’s properties in a court filing.
Federal Judge Kimba Wood made her decision on Monday.
She rejected Trump’s request for a temporary restraining order.
A federal judge rejected a request from President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a temporary restraining order that would have kept federal prosecutors from reading files seized in raids last week.
Judge Kimba Wood said a government taint team can weed out privileged documents, but she left open the possibility an independent third party could play a role at a later time, in the interest of “the perception of fairness.”
“I have faith in the Southern District prosecutors, that their integrity is unimpeachable,” Wood said.
Her ruling came at the end of a hearing attended by Cohen and Stormy Daniels, who sat feet apart but did not appear to interact.