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President Trump’s Appointed Federal Judges Increase to 187

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a meet and greet with Supreme Court Justices Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

One of President Trump’s final actions for 2019 is increasing his already transformative impact on the federal judiciary, “with 13 of his district court nominees receiving confirmation this month,” said Fox News. This means that Trump’s total would be 102 federal judges confirmed in 2019.

According to Fox News, that total jumps to 187 (including 50 circuit courts of appeal and two Supreme Court justices) over the course of his administration.

“In terms of quality and quantity, we are going to be just about No. 1 by the time we finish – No. 1 of any president, any administration,” said Trump. According to Christian Headlines, “[all] 187 Trump-appointed federal judges have been confirmed by the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate.”

Fox News explained that the impact of Trump’s judicial choices will still be felt after his presidency – whether he serves one term or two.

“Unlike prior Republican presidents who nominated some judges that were judicial activists, President Trump has consistently nominated people who are committed to originalism. Judges who interpret the law according to the Constitution are critical for maintaining the rule of law and the proper balance of the three branches of government. President Trump is already creating a legacy that will last for decades,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.

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