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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:45 PM

Trump's conservative judges begin takeover of federal appeals courts

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/12/president-donald-trumps-conservative-judges-makeover-takeover/3140131002/

Trump's conservative judges begin takeover of federal appeals courts
Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 3:01 p.m. ET March 12, 2019 | Updated 4:07 p.m. ET March 12, 2019


President Donald Trump has had 90 federal judges confirmed since taking office, including Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)

WASHINGTON One of President Donald Trump's biggest achievements since entering the White House making the federal courts more conservative crossed a major threshold Tuesday.

For the first time, he turned a federal appeals court previously dominated by Democratic presidents' nominees into one with a majority of Republican presidents' choices.

Senate confirmation of Paul Matey to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, with jurisdiction over Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, gave Trump and his GOP predecessors in the White House a 7-6 majority there. The Senate vote was 54-45, largely along party lines.

Matey, 48, a former top counsel to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, became Trump's 35th appeals court nominee to reach the bench with seven more pending, continuing a record pace. The Senate also has confirmed 53 of Trump's picks for federal district courts, with another 54 nominees pending.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:41 PM

1. McConnell bragged that he's making "generational changes" to the judiciary. -nt

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:46 PM

2. Why any man would look at those two men & think that is something to aspire to is beyond me.

And how any woman could not be revolted is beyond me. Vulgar, vile men.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. ugh...

Me in 2016: "Even if you HATE Hillary, how do you not vote for her? Do you really want Trump to have four or eight years of USSC and federal judge appointments??


Leftbros: "Spare me the chicken little routine! You're not going to *scare* me into voting for Hillary! Besides, the senate Dems will just block all of his most extreme candidates!"

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