President Trump has been quietly making lifetime appointments to fill more than 100 vacancies on federal courts across the country.
With five judges confirmed, another 30 pending and 123 seats left to fill, according to one group tracking the numbers, Trump has the opportunity to revamp the judiciary branch and carve out a legacy for himself that could stand the test of time.
‚ÄúIt can‚Äôt be overstated the impact the individuals he‚Äôs appointing will have on millions of people across the country and their children for a generation or two,‚ÄĚ said Dan Goldberg, legal director at the liberal Alliance for Justice (AFJ)....
Court watchers say Damien Schiff, whom Trumped has tapped to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, is the Senate‚Äôs next big test.
An attorney for the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, Schiff is another prolific blogger who‚Äôs been widely opposed by Democrats, as well as environmental, worker and civil rights groups.
In blog posts, Schiff called Justice Anthony Kennedy a ‚Äújudicial prostitute‚ÄĚ and criticized a California school district‚Äôs proposed anti-bullying initiative for ‚Äúteaching gayness‚ÄĚ in public schools. --
In blog posts written under the pseudonym ‚ÄúG. Morris‚ÄĚ on Elephantsinthebluegrass.com, Bush called decisions in Roe v. Wade, which recognized a woman‚Äôs constitutional right to an abortion, and Dred Scott v. Sandford, which affirmed slavery, ‚Äúthe two greatest tragedies in our country."