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.
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
The New Republic: Trump’s Judicial Picks Are Keeping Republicans Happy—and Quiet
The Guardian: Trump’s judges could damage the US for decades to come
Washington Post: The one area where Trump has been wildly successful