The GOP's historic takeover of America's courts

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

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-...

And more about the roles of America’s federal court system:

https://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/federal-judicial-caseload-st...

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