October 15, 2018

TRUMP FALLING BEHIND IN FILLING EMPTY FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS: Yes, President Donald Trump has put two new conservative justices on the Supreme Court and appointed a record number of appellate judges as well.

“The president has offered up more nominees for district and appellate judgeships than any other president at this point in his first term since Bill Clinton. Trump’s 113 total nominations are nearly twice as many as former President Barack Obama at the same point of his presidency,” LifeZette’s Brendan Kirby reports.

But there were 104 vacancies when Trump took the oath of office and today there are 118, according to the federal judiciary’s Administrative Office. Democrats have slowed the confirmation process dramatically, even without the filibuster, but there are additional factors involved. Go here for Kirby’s explanation.

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