Your Call: How are Trump's judges changing the courts?

Sep 20, 2017

  

Donald Trump has nominated more than five times as many judges to the federal courts as Barack Obama had at this point in his Presidency.

Journalist David Dayen reports that conservatives are delighted. A large infrastructure on the right, including the Federalist Society, is dedicated solely to confirming judges. With a Republican majority in the Senate, Trump's nominees are more likely to be approved quickly.  

 

How will a new wave of conservative judges change the federal courts? What's at stake? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guests:

 

David Dayen, reporter for The Nation, The Intercept, and The New Republic, and author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

 

Dahlia Lithwick, writes about the courts and the law for Slate, and host of the podcast Amicus

 

Web Resources:

 

The New Republic: Trump’s Judicial Picks Are Keeping Republicans Happy—and Quiet

Slate: Polemicists in Robes -- The president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.

The Guardian: Trump’s judges could damage the US for decades to come

CNN: Amid tension, Trump and McConnell together on judges

Washington Post: The one area where Trump has been wildly successful

Bill Moyers: Will Trump’s Enduring Legacy Be a Right-Wing Judiciary?

Slate: Trump’s Anti-Judge Playbook Originated With Arpaio

Wikipedia: List of federal judges appointed by Donald Trump