President Donald Trump is on a roll.
After undoing most of Barack Obama’s disastrous policies from his time in office, Trump is now working to reshape America in a more conservative direction.
And now, Trump just made one surprise move that could reshape this top court forever.
President Donald Trump has done a lot in two and a half years in office.
Since taking the mantle from Barack Obama, Trump has worked tirelessly to eradicate Obama’s legacy from his own eight years in the White House.
But Trump has also done more than simply erase what Obama did.
He’s also advancing his own agenda in accordance with his campaign promises from the 2016 election.
And nowhere is that more clear than from Trump’s judicial picks.
Perhaps Trump’s greatest accomplishment has been his ability to select two new Supreme Court Justices that have allowed the nation’s highest court to move in a more conservative direction.
But Trump isn’t done yet.
He’s also filled hundreds of lower court positions, and those appointments are going to end up moving the American judiciary in a more conservative direction too.
Nowhere is that more clear than the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court, which had routinely gone down as one of the most liberal court systems in America for decades.
But under President Trump, he’s set to turn the 9th Circuit in a more conservative direction with yet another judicial appointment.
The Washington Times reports, “President Trump announced Friday two judicial nominees for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has already placed seven judges since taking office in an attempt to remake what’s been dubbed the country’s most liberal federal appeals court.”
“Patrick Bumatay, an assistant U.S. attorney in California, and Lawrence VanDyke of Nevada, who works for the Justice Department, have been tapped to fill two of the court’s vacancies. Both nominees enjoy support from the president’s conservative base, including from Mr. Trump’s former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who cheered the nomination of Mr. Bumatay,” adds the Washington Times.
This is huge news.
The 9th Circuit Court had always been one of the most liberal courts in the country.
And even as late as 2017 and 2018, the court was still issuing rulings against much of President Trump’s agenda.
Liberals had used the 9th Circuit Court for years to get their way, arguing cases there rather than other courts because they knew it would be easier to win.
And now, with Trump’s move to appoint two new conservative judges to the court’s bench, the 9th Circuit Court is set to become far more conservative than it has ever been in recent history.
“Before Mr. Trump took office, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had 16 Democrat-appointed active judges, compared to only five appointed by Republicans. Since then, the breakdown has changed to 12 GOP-appointed,” concludes the Washington Times.
If Trump can get just a few more judges appointed to the court during his time as President, he will have completely remade the court with a conservative majority.
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