Trump pushed in a wave of Federal judges, they are here to stay
Pew reports that in one term, Trump appointed almost as many federal appeal judges as Obama; Supreme court allows Lisa Montgomery to be executed last night despite activists efforts to save her life
Trump appointed 226 total judges.
Trump flipped several appeals courts who have the final word on legal appeals.
He appointed 54 appeals court judges in one term compared to Obama’s 55 in two.
His three supreme court appointees are the most since Ronald Regan. *Note recently Clarence Thomas’s wife, appointed by Bush not Trump, has been criticized for her support of the Capitol rioters.
Read the full report here.
Last week, we linked to a ProPublica article about the Trump administration’s unprecedented push for executions (11 federal in the past year compared to three since 1963). Last night, after many attempted delays and appeals, the Supreme Court’s allowed the first woman on death row since 1953 to be executed. Her name was Lisa Montgomery.
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