Pres. Trump’s unrivaled imprint on federal judiciary

Rational judiciary will be Trump’s legacy long after his second term

With the Republican majority U.S. Senate confirming President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations, Americans are witnessing an end to leftist domination of the federal courts. In addition to putting two Republicans — Judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — on the Supreme Court, he has replaced liberals with conservative judges on the notoriously radical Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nearing 90 and ailing. The court has issued no further updates to her condition since Nov. 23.

Completing his third year in office, the president is making significant revisions to the judiciary, so far replacing 187 judges on the federal bench, with his nominees accounting for 1 in 4 U.S. Circuit Court judges and hopefully ensuring a decisive move away from routinely left-wing decisions.

President Trump’s historic appointments have already tipped the balance of numerous federal courts to a Republican appointed majority. This includes flipping the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a Democrat-appointed majority to an 8 to 6 Republican-appointed majority.

The Trump administration has kept its eye on the ball as numerous other federal courts have been tilted to a Republican-appointed majority. Check out the Heritage Foundation‘s federal judiciary appointment tracker as of December 20th of each president’s third year.

Though progress has been made in reshaping courts such as the Ninth Circuit that have long been dominated by Democrat-appointed majorities, this lopsided Dec.10, 2019 vote on Patrick J. Bumatay, as United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit exemplifies the partisan nature of the process. The following day, the same type of vote confirmed Lawrence VanDyke, to the Ninth Circuit.

In both instances, Arizona’s Republican Sen. Martha McSally voted “Yea” for confirmation, while Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted “Nay” in opposition. When Sinema was campaigning her slogan was, “I just want to get things done.”

This negative partisanship is the fulfillment of Sinema’s promise.

8 Responses to Pres. Trump’s unrivaled imprint on federal judiciary

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    The judiciary is where presidents make their indelible mark, sometimes for decades after they’ve left the political scene. President Trump is nominating younger judges who will be in place for many years. For this alone, Republicans should be grateful to him. The soaring economy and historically low unemployment will also put him in the history books as one of the nation’s best leaders. The contrived impeachment folly is a gnat on the elephant’s behind.

    I, along with millions of other Americans, will happily vote for Donald Trump for a second term.

  2. Trevor says:

    Remember a vote for Daniel McCarthy is a vote for Mark Kelly aka Jeff Flake on steroids.

    • Realist says:

      No doubt about it. Daniel McCarthy is arrogantly reaching beyond his abilities. He comes equipped with an inflated ego but nothing else. I saw him on the local political program Sunday Square Off recently and was appalled at his antics and foolish responses to serious questions. He doesn’t grasp the fact that his entry in this senate race will do nothing but aid George Soros supported Democrat Mark Kelly, who is on record wanting to restrict our Second Amendment rights.

      • Trevor says:

        McCarthy is only using his supporters because they are only backing him due to their hatred towards the late Senator McCain. He’s been dead for a year and it’s time to move on and his supporters are really rude. Andy Biggs the Freedom Caucus Chair along with Gosar, Lesko, and Schweikart and also President Trump are behind Senator McSally we need to support her.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Sens. McCain and Kyl, both nominal Republicans (Republicrats), repeatedly voted for the confirmation of liberal Democrats. They voted to confirm Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security, Obama pal Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General and many far left judges to the federal bench. We were skunked by these who, so beloved by the local leftwing newspaper.

    • Trevor says:

      McCain and Kyl only voted for J No because she was an Arizonan though that’s a lame excuse, she should have been rejected. And we all know how close John is with Bill and Hillary. And never forget McCain voted for Hillary. Good thing Trump won’t have to worry about the machine in Arizona in 2020.

  4. LD 23 PC says:

    This post on the judicial confirmation votes shows the significance of keeping Martha McSally in the US Senate. A vote for Daniel McCarthy is a vote for Democrat Mark Kelly, which will give us TWO Dem Senators. She might not be perfect, but he is a liberal disaster. Please don’t be tempted to go down that rabbit hole or we lose big time.