President Trump Quietly and Quickly Fills Federal Court Vacancies with Conservative Judges
Doug Mainwaring : Aug 10, 2017
"For several months, we have been highlighting the unique opportunity presented to Donald Trump to reshape the federal judiciary. That opportunity has largely been lost in a liberal media trying to take down Trump over Russia, Russia, Russia." -William A. Jacobson.
[LifeSiteNews] While the mainstream media are obsessed with producing wave after wave of stories about President Trump's alleged Russian collusion and leaks within the still nascent administration, the White House has been humming along like a fine-tuned machine, filling federal judiciary vacancies at a record pace. (Photo: Creative Commons)
And the President is filling those empty seats with conservative jurists. It seems that his nomination of now Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was just the beginning of a trend welcomed wholeheartedly by conservative Americans.
And all of this is occurring under the radar, because most news media are focused on maintaining well-established narratives about Trump and his administration.
Trump's unprecedented opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary
"For several months, we have been highlighting the unique opportunity presented to Donald Trump to reshape the federal judiciary," writes William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection. "That opportunity has largely been lost in a liberal media trying to take down Trump over Russia, Russia, Russia."
Jacobson continues, "As we have pointed out repeatedly, Trump has an unprecedented opportunity to nominate a substantial percentage of the federal judiciary.
"There are currently over 100 vacancies, and many more are likely to open up. Yet Democrats, so blinded by the light of #TheResistance, appeared oblivious to the approaching Tsunami of Trump lower court nominations."
Jacobsen said in January that Trump could end up appointing half of the federal judiciary.
The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin points out, "So while the public watches Trump churn through White House staff members, his administration is humming along nicely in filling federal judgeships, with the enthusiastic assistance of the Republican majority in the Senate."
"[T]he Senate voted to close debate on Kevin Newsom, the nominee for the Eleventh Circuit. His actual confirmation, which is now a foregone conclusion, will take place in the next few days. Newsom resembles many Trump nominees to the federal bench. He has excellent formal qualifications, including...
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