Micah J. Schwartzman

How Trump Will Transform the Federal Courts: One Young Judge at a Time

CO-AUTHORS Mark Joseph Stern
PUBLISHER
Slate
DATE
2017-05-9
 

Abstract

On Monday, President Donald Trump unveiled his first slate of nominees to the lower federal courts, beginning the process of restocking the federal judiciary following years of depletion. Due to a Republican blockade against President Barack Obama’s later nominees, Trump has inherited more than 100 court vacancies, giving him the power to push the nation’s courts to the right. (Obama, by contrast, inherited 54 vacancies.) Monday’s batch of names suggests that Trump, or at least Trump’s advisers, are taking this job seriously. Thus far, they have selected a roster of 11 smart, talented, and committed conservatives who will likely enjoy smooth sailing in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Citation

Micah J. Schwartzman & Mark Joseph Stern, How Trump Will Transform the Federal Courts: One Young Judge at a Time, Slate (May 9, 2017).
 

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