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Friday, November 24, 2017

Trump will get to fill the most federal judiciary vacancies in 40 years.

A long period of confirmation obstruction has given President Trump a huge number of seats to fill; twice as many as President Obama's also large number of vacancies when he took office in 2009. The Christian Science Monitor reports this is likely the most vacancies for a president to fill in 40 years.

Sure, the tax reform and Obamacare repeal bills may be jeopardized by internal spats between the GOP and the White House. But real history is being made in the courts.

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In case the importance of making an impact on the courts is lost on anyone, just note the many setbacks the Trump administration has suffered this year alone thanks to the courts. Delays and changes to the White House-imposed travel and immigration bans have grabbed the most attention. But the administration is also dealing with judicial push back and other potential hurdles on everything from its opposition to the AT&T-Time Warner merger to its transgender military ban. Now fast forward a couple of years where the Trump judicial appointment surge will have set in across the federal system. Just for this administration alone, that could make a huge difference. And for conservative causes and cases over time, it will be even more significant.

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Great news. And in his second term Trump can straighten out the Supreme Court.

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-25 09:41 AM | Reply

Yeah, it's totally great news that the party who's ideas are most dangerous to the average citizen has decided it's going to govern by stacking the judicial branch of government instead of actually passing laws or governing in good faith.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-25 01:30 PM | Reply

...actually passing laws or governing in good faith.

It does not appear that donald & Co know how to do that. donald's "dealmaking" skilz are pure fantasy.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-25 01:37 PM | Reply

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