Tue Jun 30, 2020 AT 12:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s impact on the federal judiciary will be felt for decades, regardless of whether he wins reelection in November.
Trump last week saw the Senate confirm his 200th judicial appointment, marking a significant milestone for the administration, the conservative legal movement, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has worked furiously to remake the courts. Not since Jimmy Carter has a president appointed as many federal judges at this point in his first term.
Trump has appointed 53 judges to the influential courts of appeals, the last stop for cases before the Supreme Court, filling 30% of its seats with hand-picked conservatives. Read Full Story