WINNING! Trump Set To Announce Conservative Federal Court Nominees
This is awesome. President Donald Trump has the opportunity to appoint even more judges than Obama did.
And just think, if Obama hadn’t been so dang lazy, Trump wouldn’t have all these positions open for him to fill… Changing the courts will change outcomes for decades. This is the main reason I supported Trump.
Could we possibly speed the nominations up a bit?
WZ: As we can see from the challenges to some of Trump’s executive orders, appointing judges to the federal courts who will judge in accordance with the Constitution is vitally important. Trump has the opportunity to completely remake the federal judiciary that has at least 1/3 Obama appointees.
WASHINGTON: Having filled a Supreme Court vacancy, President Trump is turning his attention to the more than 120 openings on the lower federal courts. On Monday, he will announce a slate of 10 nominees to those courts, a senior White House official said, the first in what could be near monthly waves of nominations.
The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, said the nominations were a vindication of a commitment Mr. Trump made during the campaign “to appoint strong and principled jurists to the federal bench who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and protect the liberty of all Americans.”
The administration continues to draw on lists of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees, put together with the help of the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, that Mr. Trump issued during the campaign. But it is looking at other sources, too, the White House official said. Mr. McGahn, who has supervised the selection of the nominees, is looking for scholarly credentials and “intellectual boldness,” among other qualities, the official added.
Jonathan H. Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University, said the appeals court picks on Mr. Trump’s list included “incredibly strong nominees” who were within the judicial mainstream and should “have an intellectual influence on their courts.” More