There is an unmistakable dissonance between Joe Biden’s calls for national unity and his party’s judicial obstructionism over the past four years.
The next president will likely solidify a lasting majority on the courts of appeals, either cementing President Trump’s judicial legacy or largely undoing it.
Trump’s judges have received nearly half of all no votes in U.S. history, an average of about 22 per judge (and about 36 per circuit judge) — as compared to just over 6 per judge under Obama.
Restoring circuit duties to the court would naturally decrease tenure on the bench without weakening the judiciary’s independence or adding more justices in a partisan war.
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s new motto, “Leave no vacancy behind,” has stacked the federal judiciary with young Trump-appointed judges.
While pro-life Americans should be pressing Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, they are instead focusing on inside-the-court-room strategizing.
This week, in an echo of the 21 contenders for the Supreme Court rolled out during the campaign, 11 would-be black-robers join last month’s stellar list of 10 lower-court nominees.
It’s time for Congress to return the institution to an even-bodied court. Doing so would create a more legitimate and less politicized institution.
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