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How Trump and McConnell are changing the country for a generation.

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President Donald Trump is building his longest-lasting legacy in a place that’s often overlooked: the federal courts. It’s not just the Supreme Court that’s important — it hears less than 100 cases a year — his impact is being seen in places like the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This court has stopped many of Trump’s most controversial executive orders: the travel ban, emergency funding for a border wall. But this historically liberal court won’t look very liberal at the end of Trump’s first term.

Read more about Trump’s appointment of judges on Vox.com:
https://www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18136294/trump-mitch-mconnell-republican-judges

And more about the roles of America’s federal court system:
https://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/federal-judicial-caseload-statistics-2018

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Previous headline: The GOP's historic takeover of America's courts

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Ruhbber Buss
Okay I see how this works Trump doesn’t do something you like so you call him out for taking advantage of something someone else did. When trump nominated those 2 men for the state of California and the state didn’t like them it wasn’t up to trump to diced if Congress will let those 2 into the court. Stop blaming trump for everything
A Hashimo
This is very much what happened when people elect criminals and corrupt
PRESIDENT TRUMP !!!
Let's hope that old bih dies within the next few months..... that way he can nominate another
PRESIDENT TRUMP !!!
Aweee....you all mad that the supreme court is conservative for 35 years huh.....

U wernt saying this when it was liberal
Jaiiy Ouhz
Trump is truly making America great again.
Thomas Lloyd
It's not the Senate who confirms nominees, it's the Republican Party.
Stanley Hudson
🔴 A Democrat president & Senate would do the exact same thing.
Braylin Guerrero
This is good. This country is too liberal.
Maximiliano Zuñixtli
I like how Vox picked Orange for the cheeto man...lol!
Christian Gasior
The whole system the most messy and illogical thing i've ever seen
Christian Gasior
There's so many ridiculous loopholes in place to ensure that there's no real democracy going on here.
mitchio86
That is the shittest graph I've ever seen. A graph for how "conservative" or "liberal" judges are. Doesn't even make sense. What is currently conservative? Tariffs? censorship? - seems to change every 15 years.
Bjorn Vila
im so happy that we are gaining the courts
Lei Jiang
obama is better than trump
agree?
Christopher
thank god.
Tony Rame
Strict constructionists should be the only judges on the courts, if there is a ground swell to change something in the law, there is a procedure to do just that called the amendment process to the constitution and judges cant stop that from happening which is exactly how it should be. The fact that we have judges on the courts differing from each other in opinions on the law is the injustice people feel and this causes the courts to become politicized.
Midnight Rambler
He won a election and then nominated candidates. End of
It's YoBoyNeptune
In other words Trump's wins will be remembered for years to come
Pablo Hernandez
Nice go Trump
marc v
Explain this to me in LeBron.
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MBS is transforming Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

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Mohammad bin Salman was designated as Saudi Arabia's new crown prince in June 2017. Since then, he has rapidly consolidated power and led Saudi Arabia towards some progressive reforms, such as granting women the right to drive. He also has plans to privatize certain segments of the economy, with the goal of reducing Saudi Arabia's economic dependency on oil. These changes, along with a suppression of Saudi Arabia's religious Right, could potentially begin to destabilize one of the Middle East's most powerful nations.

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