Senate Could Soon Confirm Trump’s 9th Federal Judge, a Modern Record Senate Could Soon Confirm Trump’s 9th Federal Judge, a Modern Record – NTK Network

Senate Could Soon Confirm Trump’s 9th Federal Judge, a Modern Record

The judicial appointments are being called the “sleeper story that matters” in 2017.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2017 @4:00pm
Senate Could Soon Confirm Trump’s 9th Federal Judge, a Modern Record

President Trump could see his ninth federal judge confirmed in his first year in office, a modern record that would surpass the eight judges appointed in President Reagan’s first year in office in 1981.

The Senate is expected to confirm federal judge number nine the week after Thanksgiving, according to Axios.

Why this matters: The federal courts affect almost every area of policy: gun rights, presidential executive orders like Trump’s travel ban, social policy issues like abortion and freedom of religion, and tensions between regulation, litigation and private enterprise. McConnell’s judges — who passed through a well-funded and organized conservative pipeline — will shape the U.S. over many decades in ways we can’t yet imagine.

Axios notes that Democrats are “deeply concerned” about the appointment wins Trump is scoring. Why? Because these judges are appointed for life and will have a much bigger impact on “the future direction of this country than any short-term spending deal or policy.”

President Obama was able to confirm just three federal judges in his first year in office.

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