November 11, 2019 | From The White House Fact Sheet
HISTORIC RESTORATION OF THE JUDICIARY: President Trump is transforming our judiciary – appointing a historic number of Federal judges who will interpret the Constitution as written.
- Working with the Senate, President Trump has now had 158 judicial nominees confirmed to the Federal bench – a historic transformation of the judiciary.
- President Trump has nominated and had confirmed, two Supreme Court justices, 44 Circuit Court judges, and 112 District Court judges.
- President Trump has appointed more circuit judges by this point in his presidency than any president in recent history.
- Approximately 1 out of every 4 active judges on United States Courts of Appeals has been appointed by President Trump.
- This historic transformation is only accelerating, with President Trump on pace to have more judges confirmed this year than in 2017 and 2018 combined.
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RESHAPING THE COURTS FOR YEARS TO COME: The judges appointed by President Trump will make a lasting impact on the courts for decades to come.
- President Trump’s historic appointments have already tipped the balance of numerous Federal courts to a Republican appointed majority.
- This includes flipping the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a Democrat-appointed majority to a Republican-appointed majority.
- Numerous other Federal courts have been tilted from an even split to a Republican-appointed majority.
- The Second and Eleventh Circuits are likely to flip by the end of this year.
- Progress has been made in reshaping courts that have long been dominated by Democrat-appointed majorities, like the Ninth Circuit.
- Judges appointed by President Trump are expected to give the Nation more than 2,600 years of combined judicial service.
- The average age of circuit judges appointed by President Trump is less than 50 years old – a full 10 years younger than the average age of President Obama’s circuit nominees.
UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW: President Trump is fulfilling his promise to appoint judges who will protect and honor the Constitution and the rule of law.
- President Trump is committed to appointing judges who set aside their personal views and political prejudices to do what the Constitution and the law demand.
- This work is especially important due the left-wing’s push to throw away legal precedent and to abandon the Constitution in order to impose its own radical agenda.
- Activist judges have repeatedly used nationwide injunctions to block the policies of the democratically-elected President.
- In some cases, these activist judges have blocked the Administration from simply enforcing the law as written by Congress.
- These nationwide injunctions are a modern invention with no basis in the Constitution.
(Excerpt from The White House Fact Sheet.)