How Are Trump’s Appointees Transforming The U.S. Judiciary? | NBC News NOW

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Published: 12/25/2019

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The Trump administration has nominated 234 federal judges. NBC News' Ali Velshi takes a look at how these appointees are transforming the judiciary branch. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collectio...



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The trump administration has done more to shape the courts in just one term than any other president in recent history, a strategy that will affect the laws of the land for decades to come since taking office, trump has nominated a whopping 234 federal judges. 174 of those have been confirmed now those confirmations are broken down by the us district courts, the us court of appeals and the supreme ...
court and while the president has two supreme court confirmations under his belt justice, neel gorsuch and justice, brett kavanaugh, the court of appeals Is where the trump administration had the most influence right now, according to the federal judicial center, more than a quarter of active judges, inthe united states are trump appointees for context. President trump has named a total of 50 judges to the appeals court. Compare that to president obama's total of 55 during his entire eight years in the white house, and at this point in obama's presidency, he had only confirmed 24 appeals court judges. Well, why does this matter? There are 13 appellate courts that sit below the supreme court. They are designed to review whether or not the law was applied correctly in a trial and the decisions made by appeals. Court judges are usually the final word in a case now keep in mind. These judges serve lifetime appointments, so their tenure could last decades and even if presidenttrump is removed from office or defeated by a democrat in 2020, his judicial appointees will still hold the power to push a conservative agenda. Hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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