President Trump's executive orders have been consistently blocked by federal circuit court judges and it remains unclear if the judges Trump has appointed will change that.
President Donald Trump has appointed more judges in less than three years to the circuit courts than any of his two-term predecessors going back to Ronald Reagan.
The Senate confirmed William Nardini, on Thursday, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, making 25% of circuit court judges Trump appointees. That was the president’s 45th pick, higher than the number of judges appointed by all presidents from Reagan to Obama, the Washington Examiner noted.
CSPAN Capitol Hill producer Craig Caplan noted the milestone and remarks from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said, “At the close of business today, it so happens, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate”
“This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive men and women to these lifetime appointments,” McConnell added, according to the Examiner.
McConnell from Senate floor earlier today: “At the close of business today, it so happens, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate.”— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) November 7, 2019