As we reflect on one of the most historic presidencies of all time, there is no area of our democracy that the Trump administration has done more to advance conservative principles than our judiciary. Indeed, in a short span of four years, President Trump’s picks at all levels of America’s court system were impressive and far-reaching.
The sheer volume of Trump’s judicial nominees, 226 in four years total, is eye-popping compared to the last two administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who netted 322 and 320 judges during their eight-year tenures, respectively. Unlike President Jimmy Carter, who had the luxury of expanding the judiciary and creating new posts (nearly 50% of his appointments were new positions), President Trump came into office in 2016 with a significant number of vacancies, most notably, of course, was the seat held by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia whose death in the middle of the 2016 campaign became a catalyst for the election victories of President Trump and Republicans across the board.
Efforts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) under the Obama administration ensured a large number of vacancies were available to be filled by the incoming Republican administration. Over the past four years, Senator McConnell then made filling those vacancies with President Trump’s picks a top priority. “I think it’s far and away the most consequential thing I’ve ever been involved in,” the 78-year-old McConnell said in an interview with the Associated Press. “And it’s the most long-lasting accomplishment of the [Trump] administration, by far.’’
Together, President Trump and Senate Republicans confirmed conservative Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, 54 appeals court judges, 173 district court judges, and three to the Court of International Trade. An impressive roster, to be sure. Importantly, a large number of Trump-appointed judges are in their 40s or 50s, giving them decades to influence and shape federal law. Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, for example, range from age 48 to 55.
President Donald Trump’s appointments will be around to defend the constitution and protect the American way of life for future generations. But Trump’s legacy on the federal judiciary will live on beyond that. Don’t just take it from me. Progressives who see these judicial appointments as a roadblock in implementing far-left policies have been voicing their frustration. “The legacy of Trump’s judicial nominations is going to be a barrier not just to Biden but Democratic presidents for a long time,” Brian Fallon, executive director of the liberal advocacy group Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign told USA Today. “We are behind the eight ball for years to come.”
Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action
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If you believe we now have a Conservative Supreme Court, YOU HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED!!!!!
Donald John Trump and his personal allies – YES. BUT, the fact is only 2 Member of our Supreme Court are true to Conservatism: Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas!!!!! The other 7, regardless of all else, voted to REFUSE to allow to be heard any of the HUGE PILE of evidence absolutely proving that the 2020 Federal Election was a complete and utter FRAUD!!!!!
A true American Congress would vote to Impeach and Convict all of the other 7 Judges(?!) immediately and totally redo the 2020 Federal Election!!!!! The 7 Traitors (including the newest 3) are NOT capable of standing for Freedom as defined in our Constitution!!!!!
Once again, the American People have been BRAINWASHED!!!!! There is no validly elected Federal Government!!!!!
Not if you include that clown show in the USSC.
Yes, the Conservative court appointments are another GREAT President Trump accomplishment!
Now and after President Trumps re-election in 2024, he will he remembered in history as one of the Greatest Presidents ever!
The only President to do exactly as promised and through his actions put America and American Citizens First!
I hope so. I don’t have a lot of confidence that the younger generation judges are all that conservative. They have been brainwashed by the left for years.
So far, The SC is playing for the other team that makes them traitors, in my opinion.
You are exactly right! You would never guess there are ANY conservative appointees on that court!!
Justices Thomas and Alito.
Sorry Bob – SCOTUS (with maybe the Thomas exception) IS the SWAMP! Gorsuch voted YES to the Wayfair Decision (State Sales Tax collection across state lines). The rest sat it out when the country needed them the most (validity of mail in voting). Won’t be voting GOP again on the National level (Ted Cruz being the only exception).
Though I agree with you on these issues, WHY would you throw away your vote, or worse yet vote for the socialists?
We mustn’t give up. We MUST continue to promote good conservative candidates, but when it comes right down to it, we sometimes have to choose the lesser of two evils, who can win.
Having a perfect candidate who stands ZERO chance of winning an election only does more harm.
That’s bull!!! They didn’t fight for ours!!!!They gave up before the fight even started. Yes, I voted for Trumo both times. SUPREME COURT ARE A BUNCH OF COWARDS!!!
Hopefully there will be no more “Democratic” Presidents.
This might come as a shock, as of January 20 we are living in a hijacked country. No longer a Constitutional Federation. From this point in time, all Communist Chairman will be installed in office by the Communist party. after a fake election just as in Communist China.
TRUE. COMMUNISM HAS A STRONG HOLD ON THE WHOLE WORLD
BETTER SAY YOUR PRAYERS. IF YOU KNOW HOW!
Most don’t and thats why were I n such a mess!!!
Though better than anything a Democrat or RINO might put up, they have still been very disappointing. Where is their fire for the Constitution that the Democratic judges have for liberalism?
Have you not noticed that the Constitution is ilreavent?
Trumps court picks cost him the election. Cowered in the corner like little babies.
It’s about time! 60 years of democratic domination is long enough! However, if moderate people want to maintain this newfound course of action, we need to stay involved and participate at all governmental levels.