April 2, 2019

How Trump is Reshaping the Courts


Caroline Fredrickson
Begin: President, American Constitution Society

Update 4/3/2019: The Senate majority passed a major rule change that will speed up the process of confirming President Trump's judge picks for the lower courts. 

President Trump and the Senate majority are reshaping the federal courts by nominating extremely conservative judges and confirming them at a breakneck speed. The 115th Congress saw record-breaking movement on judicial nominations, and we're seeing more of the same in the 116th Congress. As of mid-March, 20 percent of judges currently sitting on the circuit courts have been nominated by President Trump.  ACS President Caroline Fredrickson explains the urgent need to defend our constitutional values and protect the judiciary from conservative takeover.

Learn more about how the federal judiciary is changing under President Trump: