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Senate confirms Trump's 200th judicial nominee

President Donald Trump's 200th judicial nominee was confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in a presidency that has tilted the federal judiciary in a conservative direction for decades to come.

With the confirmation of Judge Cory Wilson to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump has successfully appointed 53 appeals court judges, 143 district court judges, two US Court of International Trade judges and two Supreme Court justices -- Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.

Trump, with the help of a determined McConnell and Senate GOP majority, has significantly reshaped the judiciary during his first term, and the 200th appointment milestone illustrates how lasting his legacy will be, as federal judges serve lifetime appointments and many of Trump's picks have been young judges who can serve for many years.

"Judicial confirmations may be President Trump's most important legacy," said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. "They will shape the nation's laws on abortion, LGBT rights, voting rights and many other issues long after Trump leaves office."

The 200 confirmations will also be a permanent part of McConnell's legacy. The Kentucky Republican, who is up for re-election this year, played a key role in changing Senate rules to both speed up the process of confirming judicial nominees eliminating the 60-vote threshold for minority filibusters.

In a 52-48 vote on Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Wilson and filled the last currently available appeals court post. Democrats complained about Wilson's views on voting rights and other issues, but could not stop his confirmation since a simple majority vote is all that's required for approval.

McConnell gloated about the accomplishment before the vote, saying: "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench."

"And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years," McConnell said.

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Thanks Obama for playing golf for 333 days and letting all these open vacancies pile up, now they are filled.

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10 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Senate confirms Trump's 200th judicial nominee

President Donald Trump's 200th judicial nominee was confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in a presidency that has tilted the federal judiciary in a conservative direction for decades to come.

With the confirmation of Judge Cory Wilson to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump has successfully appointed 53 appeals court judges, 143 district court judges, two US Court of International Trade judges and two Supreme Court justices -- Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.

Trump, with the help of a determined McConnell and Senate GOP majority, has significantly reshaped the judiciary during his first term, and the 200th appointment milestone illustrates how lasting his legacy will be, as federal judges serve lifetime appointments and many of Trump's picks have been young judges who can serve for many years.

"Judicial confirmations may be President Trump's most important legacy," said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. "They will shape the nation's laws on abortion, LGBT rights, voting rights and many other issues long after Trump leaves office."

The 200 confirmations will also be a permanent part of McConnell's legacy. The Kentucky Republican, who is up for re-election this year, played a key role in changing Senate rules to both speed up the process of confirming judicial nominees eliminating the 60-vote threshold for minority filibusters.

In a 52-48 vote on Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Wilson and filled the last currently available appeals court post. Democrats complained about Wilson's views on voting rights and other issues, but could not stop his confirmation since a simple majority vote is all that's required for approval.

McConnell gloated about the accomplishment before the vote, saying: "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench."

"And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years," McConnell said.

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Thanks Obama for playing golf for 333 days and letting all these open vacancies pile up, now they are filled.

Clearly this is the largest accomplishment of the Trump administration.   Of course Obama couldn't fill vacancies because Moscow Mitch blocked them from moving forward.

 But be careful what you wish for;  E.g. How Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch recently ruled  and Bush appointed Chief Justice John Roberts.

  

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1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

 

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Thanks Obama for playing golf for 333 days and letting all these open vacancies pile up, now they are filled.

Golfing had nothing to do with it.  As JJG pointed out it all comes down to Mitch.

Trump golfs at nearly twice the Obama rate and the administration (not him) filled those vacancies.

Don't you get tired of being so wrong about everything?

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Obama controlled the senate when he took office, but instead played golf.

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McConnell was always forcing Obama to put the brakes on everything.  you are too generous Bogie 56 i think Trump outplays Obama 5 to 1, heading to 200$ millions worth.But McConnell will succeedin    his prediction with Trump what he wanted to do with Obama,make Trump a one term president...

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3 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Obama controlled the senate when he took office, but instead played golf.

How's that repeal and replace coming?  Oh wait ... my tee time.

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