Roughly 1 in 6 U.S. circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump. With Thursday’s tally, the Senate has now confirmed 84 Trump judges over the past two years, including two Supreme Court nominees. A similar dynamic also played out in August when Democrats agreed to confirm 15 Trump judicial nominees in order to go home and campaign for the election. Chris Kang, chief counsel for the liberal group Demand Justice, also noted that “in eight years, Obama never had 15 judges confirmed in a single day. Congress is facing a packed post-election legislative agenda, and allowing more Trump judges now only gives Republicans more room to work with in coming months.
Source: Huffington Post October 11, 2018 23:26 UTC