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"The modern day GOP is unrecognizable from anything I had ever known or understood."





The republican senate majority blocked Obama's judicial nominations and the ACA.. Republicans have no health care plan to replace the ACA


Trump has been able to load the judicial system with:


Donald Trump is on track to be the first president since Richard Nixon to go a full first term without selecting a Black nominee for a federal appeals court.


Just one of Trump’s 53 confirmed appeals court judges is Hispanic and none are Black. That compares to about 27% of President Barack Obama’s and roughly 15% under President George W. Bush, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of Federal Judicial Center data.


Trump, however, has exceeded both of his immediate predecessors in the percentage of Asian American appointees to federal appeals courts, which explains why about 15% of his appellate appointments have been people of color, compared to roughly 35% under Obama and 15% under Bush.


The figures for Obama and Bush, a Democrat and Republican, respectively, cover their two terms in office. But Trump has appointed nearly as many judges to the appellate courts with his first term not yet complete as they did overall. Every president since Nixon, who took office in 1969, appointed a Black appeals court judge in their first four years save Gerald Ford, who served a partial term, and Trump.


A nearly-complete demographic profile of Trump’s first-term picks is possible following the Senate’s confirmation Wednesday of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Wilson was Trump’s 200th judicial confirmation overall and is expected to be the last to a federal appeals court before the election.


Trump has already filled nearly 30% of federal appeals court seats, stocking them with conservative stalwarts and stalling progress under his two predecessors in adding more Hispanic and Black judges.


Considerations about diversity mattered less to Trump than ensuring potential nominees were philosophically reliable, Russell Wheeler, a Brookings Institution visiting fellow who studies judicial nominations. “Their main goal was to get conservatives to the court of appeals, and conservatives in the legal community tend to be White for the most part,” Wheeler said.


A Republican-controlled Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and some procedural changes have also helped Trump appoint 143 district court judges, two international trade court judges and Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The remaining judicial vacancies left unfilled are all at the district court level.






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