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One Year In, Trump Has Kept A Major Promise: Reshaping The Federal Judiciary

Conservatives are thrilled with President Trump for confirming a Supreme Court justice and 12 federal appeals court judges. Civil rights advocates are troubled by a lack of diversity.
If conservatives were once hesitant about then-candidate Donald Trump, they're now enthusiastic about the direction he is taking the nation's corps of federal judges. Source: Mike Kline

President Trump is delivering on one of his biggest and most significant campaign promises: He is starting to reshape the federal judiciary.

In his first year in office, Trump welcomed a new, young and conservative lawyer, Neil Gorsuch, onto the Supreme Court. And he won confirmation of 12 federal appeals court judges — a record.

"We have many more coming," Trump told reporters this month.

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