Senate confirmed EIGHT new federal judges this week – Nearly all in 40s/50s – lifetime appointments – will shape American law for generations

Sahil Kapur
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The Senate confirmed EIGHT new federal judges this week,
bringing Donald Trump’s total to 170.

—120 on district courts
—48 on circuit courts
—2 on Supreme Court

Nearly all are in their 40s or 50s with lifetime
appointments and positioned to shape American law for
generations.

Sahil Kapur
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(That number is higher if you include courts of
international trade, tax, bankruptcy and others.)

Sahil Kapur
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It gets a tiny fraction of attention compared to other
stuff he does but this is the Trump legacy that’ll echo
for generations after he’s gone.

Senator Murray: “Let me be clear about these nominations:
nothing less is at stake than the integrity of our judicial
system and the future of our democracy

www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsroom?ID=B341DE32-E989-41CE-8E96-98ED380917AA

CNBC: “Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory”
Trump will get to fill the most federal judiciary vacancies in 40 years
President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other recently retired. One is a Republican. The other a Democrat. And what should President Trump be thanking them for?
Quite simply they have handed him one of the biggest victories any president could claim in the past 45 years.
www.cnbc.com/2017/11/24/trumps-biggest-win-yet-comes-thanks-to-congress-commentary.html

Zaki Hasan
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The implications of this are stark and terrifying. “Almost overnight, the judicial branch would consist of equal parts judges picked by nine presidents combined — and judges picked by one: Donald J. Trump.”

New York Times: Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.
www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/us/politics/trump-judiciary-appeals-courts-conservatives.html?_r=0

New York Times: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts
www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/opinion/conservatives-weaponize-federal-courts.html

Senate Democrats
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Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm far-right Trump
judges and now 1/4 of all judges on the circuit court are
Trump appointees. These judges could roll back years of
hard-fought victories.

 

h/t dr0id