Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts - Good news from Multi-Marx New York Times --tma

In the weeks since taking office, President Trump has derided court decisions as “ridiculous” and “disgraceful,” called the legitimacy of federal judges into question and encouraged people to blame the courts in the event of another terrorist attack.

But Mr. Trump could soon find himself responsible for appointing a greater share of federal court judges than any first-term president in 40 years, in large part because of a growing number of older judges and a stack of vacancies on the federal courts. ...