Through the appointment and subsequent confirmations of hundreds of capable federal judges, President Trump has reshaped the federal judiciary, creating a judicial legacy that will last for decades to come.
Since his inauguration, President Trump has appointed and had confirmed more judicial nominees than any other president. He has appointed over 200 federal judges, including more than 50 appeals court judges, and two Supreme Court Justices. To put the number of appeals court judges in perspective, President Obama appointed 55 appeals court judges during his entire eight years as President.
Currently, one quarter of all active federal circuit court judges were appointed by President Trump. Because of his appointments, the Second, Third, and Eleventh U.S. Court of Appeals have a Republican-appointed majority, and President Trump has reshaped the Ninth Circuit which has been notoriously dominated by Democrat appointees.
President Trump successfully appointed and confirmed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. This week he released a strong list of new potential Supreme Court nominees. These names are in addition to the list of possible nominees he previously released.
We are witnessing unparalleled attacks on our Constitution and leaders abandoning the rule of law. A commitment to originalism and judicial restraint is critical. Despite the unprecedented levels of opposition by Democrats, President Trump is fulfilling his promise to appoint judges who will set aside their personal views and political prejudices in order to protect and honor the Constitution and the rule of law.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “President Trump has consistently nominated federal judges who are committed to originalism. Judges who interpret the law according to the Constitution are critical for maintaining the rule of law and the proper balance of the three branches of government. President Trump’s legacy in reshaping the federal judiciary to one that respects the rule of law will last for decades,” said Staver.