President Trump and the U.S. Senate are silently remaking the federal judiciary and the impact will be felt for generations.
Trump, working closely with Senate leadership and allies in the legal community, has just confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the number of confirmations a “historic milestone.”
From The BL:
President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, Sept. 11, which helped to deliver campaign promises from the president to reshape the federal bench with a conservative bent.
Six district court nominees who were confirmed Wednesday, included two nominees from Barack Obama that waited for fours years.
“This is a historic milestone,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said after the final vote.
“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,” the South Carolina Republican said.
With these six district court nominees confirmed on Wednesday, 105 district court selections are attributed to President Trump. President Trump has also appointed 43 circuit court nominees and Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court since he took office.
President Obama in the same period of time, had only 20 circuit court nominees and 74 district court judges confirmed, the pace by President Trump has far outdone the former president.
Within less than three years, President Trump had two Supreme Court appointments. Obama also had two Supreme Court appointments during his eight years.