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August 14, 2017
Trump is filling the courts!
During the 2016 campaign, many of us saw the election as being about the naming of a justice to the Supreme Court, along with many other judicial appointments from coast to coast. As my conservative friend from Dallas said to me: "If judges are going to decide what marriage is, then let's make sure that we put judges in who actually understand the U.S. Constitution." So I was delighted to see this post by Fred Lucas about President Trump and judges: To date, Trump has nominated 44 federal judges and scored eight confirmations, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Eleven of the president's nominations are to circuit courts and 23 are to district courts. The nine others are to specialty courts such as the Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. While the Supreme Court was a paramount issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump entered office with about twice as many lower court vacancies...(Read Full Post)