(ReliableNews.org) – The clock has just about run out on President Donald Trump’s first term in office. It’s been a rollercoaster of a time with dramatic highs and unfathomable lows — mainly at the hands of Democratic leadership.
Filling the courts with enlightened, qualified jurists will perhaps be Trump’s longest-lasting mark on America. Taken as a whole, he managed to appoint over 200 judges, which were then confirmed by the Republican-led Senate. Looking at it slightly differently, he appointed more than one-fourth of the federal judges serving on the bench today.
In other news, the White House just sent *eight* more judicial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. One circuit court pick, 7 district court picks.
The revamping of federal courts continues to be Trump's most lasting legacy. pic.twitter.com/pkzdqdjABE
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 21, 2019
He also replaced three Justices on the Supreme Court with conservative jurists who had more of an originalist take on the Constitution than their liberal counterparts. Even better, Trump’s appointments skewed the court’s balance in favor of Conservatives by a six to three margin.
The president also appointed more than 50 federal judges to the nation’s appellate courts. No president in recent memory has appointed that many judges. Of course, not all presidents had the compliance of Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
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