Trump appoints 150th federal judge

by Daniel Payne · Nov 7th, 2019 3:43 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 11:22 am

President Trump has appointed his 150th federal judge, a feat the president called a “truly momentous achievement” in a press conference on Wednesday.

The judges have been appointed to a diverse assortment of positions. Trump has appointed 43 of the 179 judges to the influential federal circuit courts — representing a full quarter of U.S. courts of appeals. For comparison, President Obama appointed 55 circuit court judges in his entire eight years.

Trump has also appointed two of the nine Supreme Court justices on the bench.

Trump in his press conference predicted that he and his administration would be “number one” in terms of the “quality and quantity” of judges appointed. The president said he expects several dozen new appointees to have been confirmed within the next two months.


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