(White House Press Release, December 31, 2019)
TRANSFORMING THE COURTS: President Trump is transforming the Federal judiciary by appointing a historic number of Federal judges who will interpret the Constitution as written.
Working with the Senate, President Trump has now had 187 judicial nominees confirmed to the Federal bench.
- President Trump’s remaking of the judiciary is only accelerating with 103 Federal judges confirmed in 2019, more than 2017 and 2018 combined.
The President named Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, fulfilling his promise to appoint justices who will uphold the constitution as written.
President Trump has appointed 50 Circuit Court judges – more than any other President at this point in their Administrations.
- More than a quarter of all active Circuit Court judges were appointed by President Trump.
- The average age of Trump-appointed circuit judges is less than 50 years old, ensuring that these qualified jurists will continue to have an impact for decades to come.
President Trump has flipped the Second, Third, and Eleventh Circuits from Democrat-appointed majorities to Republican-appointed majorities.