Trump shifts US appeal courts further right

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Trump shifts US appeal courts further right
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25 November 2019
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Washington, Nov. 25 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has managed to shift the country's appeal courts further to the right with the aid of the Republican majority Senate, The Hill reported this Monday.

According to the source, in addition to bringing two extreme conservatives to the Supreme Court, Trump's greatest judicial impact could be in the courts of appeal, where the number of judges appointed by Republicans now surpass those appointed by Democrats in most circuits.

Since he took office on January 20, 2017, along with the successful appointment of Supreme Court magistrates Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Trump has nominated and had confirmed two Supreme Court justices, 44 Circuit Court judges, and 112 District Court judges.

Trump's pace of filling vacancies in the main appellate courts, with the help of the Republican-controlled Senate, surpassed the numbers of all other presidents in recent decades, The Hill warned.

During recent weeks, judges appointed by Republicans became a majority in the courts of the second and eleventh circuits, with which over half of the twelve circuit courts in the country are now under the control of magistrates elected by that force.

As federal judges have appointments for life, Trump's nominee volume means that more magistrates are ready to continue their legacy for decades after he leaves office, the publication added.

Daniel Epps, a professor at the University of Washington Law School, told the media that this would appear to be one of the most successful aspects of Trump's administration.

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