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This is the Brave New World of Confirmation Opposition
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:37:13 PM »
National Review By Thomas Jipping August 7, 2019

President Donald Trump is making his mark on the federal judiciary. He’s appointed 17 percent of the life-tenured federal judiciary, above the average of 15 percent for the previous five presidents at this point. Trump’s 24 percent share of the U.S. Court of Appeals is way ahead of the 13.6 percent average.

This is progress, but the process will remain a slog for the foreseeable future.

The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker shows, for example, that the Senate has been forced to take a separate vote to invoke cloture, or end debate, 97 times since Trump took office. That’s 14 times as many as in the same period during the previous nine presidential administrations — wait for it — combined! Read that last sentence again if it hasn’t yet sunk in.


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