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Trump Has Record Number of Judges Confirmed in 1st Year

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By    |   Friday, 15 December 2017 11:57 AM

President Donald Trump's 12th federal appeals court nominee was approved by Senate Republicans — setting the record for the most circuit court picks confirmed during a president's first year in office, Axios reported.

Trump's selection of young, conservatives for the lifetime posts will easily outlast his presidency. The judges have significant say in almost every area of policy, according to Axios.

The Senate confirmed James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, on Thursday, HuffPost noted.

Ho's confirmation officially broke the record for Trump, who now surpasses Presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, who had 11 circuit court judges approved in their first year, according to the Axios. By comparison, President Barack Obama had just three.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, noted the record-setting confirmation in a tweet:

But Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, blasted Republican efforts to push through the confirmation, Axios reported.

She noted the "speed at which these judges are being rammed through the process is stunning."

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President Donald Trump's 12th federal appeals court nominee was approved by Senate Republicans — setting the record for the most circuit court picks confirmed during a president's first year in office, Axios reported.
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