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During his time as president so far, Donald Trump has successfully appointed 53 appeals court judges, 143 district court judges, two US Court of International Trade judges and two Supreme Court justices, being Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.
On Wednesday, Trump appointed Judge Cory Wilson to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, his 200th judicial nominee. Democrats complained about Wilson’s views on voting rights and other issues.
Being a federal judge is a lifetime long job and many of Trump’s picks are young. With the people he has set in place, The federal judiciary will sway in a conservative direction long after Trump is out of office.
“Judicial confirmations may be President Trump’s most important legacy,” said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “They will shape the nation’s laws on abortion, LGBT rights, voting rights and many other issues long after Trump leaves office.”