Trump and 103 Court Vacancies: Reshaping the Judiciary 

President-Elect Donald Trump will be seeing a large number of Federal judge vacancies when he takes office. In addition to that, he will have one Supreme Court Justice to appoint. It is a great opportunity to reshape the judiciary and reign in the legislating that has been coming from the bench from the bench. 

As Written By Philip Rucker and Robert Barnes for The Washington Post:

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.

State gun control laws, abortion restrictions, voter laws, anti-discrimination measures and immigrant issues are all matters that are increasingly heard by federal judges and will be influenced by the new composition of the courts. Trump has vowed to choose ideologues in the mold of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative icon — a prospect that has activists on the right…..


Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary – The Washington Post



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

2016 ElectionEmailPoliticsSocial Issues

Previous post

AG Lynch FAILED Her Leadership Test at the DOJ

Next post

Obama: I Got Rid Of That Tracking Registry

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.