Trump Looks To Fill Over 100 Federal Judicial Vacancies

He hit what looks like, at least for now, like a grand slam with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch. How will the other appointments play out?

Trump to Announce Slate of Conservative Federal Court Nominees

Having filled a Supreme Court vacancy, President Trump is turning his attention to the more than 120 openings on the lower federal courts. On Monday, he will announce a slate of 10 nominees to those courts, a senior White House official said, the first in what could be near monthly waves of nominations.

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, said the nominations were a vindication of a commitment Mr. Trump made during the campaign “to appoint strong and principled jurists to the federal bench who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and protect the liberty of all Americans.”

The administration continues to draw on lists of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees, put together with the help of the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, that Mr. Trump issued during the campaign. But it is looking at other sources, too, the White House official said. Mr. McGahn, who has supervised the selection of the nominees, is looking for scholarly credentials and “intellectual boldness,” among other qualities, the official added.

Those mentioned are supposed to be well with the norm for Conservatives and Republicans. Which has liberals freaked out

But liberal groups expressed alarm at the prospect of a federal bench filled with Mr. Trump’s appointees. “The Trump administration has made clear its intention to benefit from Republican obstructionism and to pack the federal courts with ultraconservatives given a stamp of approval by the Federalist Society,” said Nan Aron, the president of the Alliance for Justice, referring to the conservative legal group. “We’ll be scrutinizing the records of these nominees very carefully.”

Elections have consequences, guys/gals. And, as Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff points out, Senate Democrats are powerless to stop the appointments, as they did away with the filibuster on nominees for federal judicial courts.

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2 Responses to “Trump Looks To Fill Over 100 Federal Judicial Vacancies”

  1. The Neon Madman says:

    Nope, still not tired of the winning.

  2. Jl says:

    The Drama Queen responses are so predictable. It’s always “ultra conservative” and “far right” instead of conservative and right.

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