President Trump has already impacted every aspect of America positively, and he’s only got a year under his belt.

But the biggest changes remain somewhat unseen. And it has to do with the judiciary. Trump is a judge appointing machine.

According to the Washington Times,

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he hopes to have a total of 12 judges confirmed by the end of the year.

“The principal way we’re changing America is through the court system. Not only [Justice] Neil Gorsuch, I saved that seat for the next president, and it turned out to be Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton. We also have a record number of vacancies in federal and district courts going back to the 1950s,” Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”

“We’re rapidly filling them. Let me tell you the definition of rapidly. We’ve already done nine circuit judges this year. Barack Obama did three in his first year, and he had 60 Democratic senators,” the senator explained.

Mr. McConnell added that he hopes to have another three judges confirmed before the end of the year bringing the total to 12.

He also said the confirmation process for non-Cabinet members may be changing due to the slow nature of getting nominees through the Senate.

Here is what we wrote of Obama’s appointments, and appointments that loom during the Trump presidency

The judiciary is where Obama was unable to hurt the Democrats. In fact this is the only area where Obama didn’t hurt Democrats and he actually helped them. But the gravy days are over.

The article continues,

As Donald Trump is inaugurated as our nation’s 45th president, there are 114 pending vacancies in the federal courts. This represents just over 12 percent of the federal judiciary and the largest percentage of judicial seats vacant for an incoming president since Bill Clinton was inaugurated in 1992 (when just over 13 percent of judicial seats were vacant).

An additional 14 sitting judges have announced their plans to take senior status or retire in the coming months, creating an additional 14 vacancies. (The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts keeps track of current vacancies as well as pending vacancies.) We can also expect many more vacancies to materialize over the next four years.

One would have to do an analysis of what the impact is of these appointments. In other words, how many of these appointments affect Leftist judges versus Conservative judges. But the fact that Donald Trump will appoint more judges since Clinton is good news regardless.

Senior Status

According to a Ballotpedia analysis,

“…a majority of currently sitting judges will become eligible to take senior status at some point in the next four years. Of those, a majority were nominated by Republican presidents, which both increases the likelihood that they may take senior status during this period, but also lessens the effect of the resulting vacancies on the ideological balance of individual courts.

Who knows that the complete number of judicial appointments President Trump will make. But the fact is he will take the same care in making these appointments, as he has in picking his cabinet and the Supreme Court.

The Circuit Courts

On the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, there are currently 17 vacancies. Two more vacancies open up in February.

According to the Washington Post,

judge-in-courtroomTrump’s nominations for these spots will be significant, but they will not do much to alter the ideological balance on individual courts. Other than the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits, Trump’s initial nominees will either expand Republican-appointed majorities or modestly bolster Republican-appointed minorities.

Great. President Trump will shore up the Republican base, and with Conservatives.

But he will do much more, as Trump is more lucky than good. He will get many more judicial appointments than suggested earlier. Leftist activist judges will fall, per God’s province.

President Trump has already been subjected to the Leftist Obama judges, most notably with his travel ban. However, in a vote of 7 to 2 the Supreme Court overruled the lower courts. Again, not 5 to 4, but 7 to 2.

And with additional SCOTUS judges to likely be appointed by President Trump, America will get excellent jurisprudence for a change. But these lower courts are important, as we now know. And the fact that President Trump will make more appointments than his Leftist predecessors warms my heart.


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