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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mr. Trump to inherit 100+ court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary

Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office.

The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly double the 54 openings Obama found eight years ago following George W. Bush’s presidency.

Confirmation of Obama’s judicial nominees slowed to a crawl after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Obama White House officials blame Senate Republicans for what they characterize as an unprecedented level of obstruction in blocking the Democratic president’s court picks.

The result is a multitude of openings throughout the federal circuit and district courts that will allow the new Republican president to quickly make a wide array of lifetime appointments.



Anonymous said...

This is key for moving our culture back in the right (pun intended ) direction. Conservative judges on the federal bench will provide a more accurate interpretation of legislation and the constitution than this leftist justices that try to legislate from the bench.

Anonymous said...

I would bring out my bugle and play taps for the Dems,but don't want to insult our deceased veterns.

Anonymous said...

And with Mike Pence and others by his side, he will make smart choices to fill those vacancies.