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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:51 AM

Trump has replaced almost 1/4 of appeals court judges

Obviously this is bad, but I actually had the impression that the situation was even worse.

In fact I read somewhere that many liberal judges are postponing their retirements to try to prevent Trump from appointing their replacements. So most of these new trump-appointed judges could merely be replacing other conservatives.

This HuffPost article has a good summary of Trump's judicial appointments compared to previous administrations:

[link:https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-judges-courts-senate-rules-mcconnell-republicans_n_5d81397ee4b05f8fb6eee2e1|

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:02 AM

1. We need to win the Presidency and get at least 50 members in the Senate

If we don't at least tie the Senate McConnell will do that same thing he did to President Obama and simply hold up judicial nominations.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:07 AM

2. Much of the damage there is already done

Of course, liberal judges will try to wait for a Democrat... but quite a number of them did that under Obama and the Republican senate held the seats open. So many of Trump's early picks were quite significant shifts.

And, of course, replacing a retiring conservative judge with a much younger conservative judge locks that seat down for additional decades.

I never finished an analysis I was working on... but to me, it looked as though Trump had almost as much impact on the courts in his first two and a half years as the average president has in two terms. If Ginsburg and/or Breyer fails to hold through the term... it will be the most significant impact of any president in our lifetime.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:44 AM

3. Yes, filling all the vacancies Mitch refused to let Obama fill.

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