Unfit for the Bench: Judge Bjelkengren’s Lack of Constitutional Knowledge

In Analysis by Michael Rae

So, what sort of judges is President Biden nominating to the federal courts? If Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren is a baseline, we are in trouble. 
Bjelkengren is Spokane County’s Superior Court Judge nominated as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Washington. At her confirmation hearings last week, she had no clue what purposes Article V or Article II (amendments and executive authority) serve in the U.S. Constitution. When asked basic questions by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), she smirked and responded that the provisions of the Constitution do not come to mind.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has urged Bjelkengren’s confirmation because “the American people deserve a

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