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Trump is Shifting the Balance of Circuit Courts

Trump is Shifting the Balance of Circuit Courts

The Trump Administration on Thursday confirmed Judge Michael Park to the New York-based 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Along with Joseph Bianco, who was confirmed on Wednesday, the 2nd is now comprised of 6 Republican-appointed judges and 7 Democratic-appointed judges.

The 2nd hears cases from New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. Because it has jurisdiction over Manhattan, the 2nd hears a significant number of key corporate and securities law cases.

Judges Park and Bianco bring the total number of federal judges confirmed under the Trump Administration to 104.

Here’s how that breaks down:

    • Supreme Court: 2
    • Appeals Courts: 39
    • District Courts: 63

Since the lower courts hear and decide far more cases than the Supreme Court, Trump’s nominations to the district and appeals courts are perhaps even more important than his additions to SCOTUS.

Most of Trump’s nominees are young, meaning they will exert a conservative influence for decades. And in today’s era of activist judges, this is a major blow to Democrats that will have a massive cultural impact.

“It’s a generational change,” explains Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). “This president is reshaping the courts for a generation, and thank goodness that he is because we need pro-Constitution, rule-of-law judges. It’s an extraordinary opportunity.”

When Trump took office, the Dems had a 90-71 advantage in appointments of active judges among the Circuit Courts. Now, Republicans lead the way with a margin of 90-83.

Trump flipped his first appeals court (the 3rd) last month, and will likely flip the 2nd later this year when two of its current judges reach “senior status” (age 70) and are required to step down.

Editor’s note: This may not be Trump’s most public victory, but it may be his longest lasting legacy. He is determining how cases will be resolved for a long time to come, and how rapid cultural changes will be. If he should happen to replace one additional Supreme Courts justice, it guarantees two generations of conservative dominated rulings.

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  1. CT Edwardd

    Come on Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Steven Breyer, or both: DIE NOW and help save the Republic.

    • Carol King

      If they would just retire already!

  2. Theresa

    Thank God for President Trump the Democrats r crazy anything goes with them! They’re so messed up open borders, Medicare for everyone illegals voting they’re nuts! Our colleges r full of indoctrinated cry babies that will never make it in the real world!

  3. Tom Brooks

    In an ideal world, no judge would rule conservative or socialists, only according to the Constitution as written by our founding fathers and
    the amendments there to.
    But that is in a non existent
    Ideal world.
    Thank God I am 76 years old.
    If I am lucky, I will not live long
    enough to see the left wing
    socialist democrats destroy that
    amazing document.

  4. James burks

    I I agree the Democrats are the worst I’ve ever seen so unprofessional there like neurotic drivers on the roadway don’t get your way and they cry

  5. Patricia Porter

    You are doing the right thing keep on them we all have your back.

  6. Terry

    GOD bless Donald Trump

  7. Joanne I Kopecky

    This is the biggest reason this Christian Conservative Grandma voted from Trump. He promised this is what he would do — and is doing it. I’m so thankful to the Lord that He uses “sinners” to do His will. Hopefully we won’t have too many more of those fantasy rulings that the liberal judges were reading in to the Constitution.

  8. Elaine Danan

    Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus! I pray that more people would wake up to the Truth and that the lies would be exposed, and that people would see this is a spiritual war and would become Prayer Warriors! I pray that Christians would stop saying “it’s only going to get worse – we’re in the End Times” and DO what the Bible tells us: to pray “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” and what 2 Chron. 7:14 says: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land.” Lord, remind them that you are the loving God who wants none to perish, that we by our actions can avert the destruction our sin requires like Nineveh did by repenting from the King down. [Jonah 3-4]. Heavenly Father, I ask that your name be hallowed in all the Earth for your mercies endure forever. In the precious name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I pray. Amen.

  9. Mylou

    I hope MAGA continues because 63 million of us voters brought that possibility because this country gives all a chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ! Let not that change ever, even if there’has to be another Revolution war !

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