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Trump's Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

The Trump administration has achieved remarkable success in confirming federal judges, while left-leaning groups are sounding alarms about diversity and other concerns.
A flag flies outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The Trump administration's reshaping of the federal judiciary continued at a steady pace, with 18 new appeals court judges confirmed in 2018. Source: Eric Thayer

The Trump administration more than doubled the number of judges it confirmed to federal appeals courts in 2018, exceeding the pace of the last five presidents and stocking the courts with lifetime appointees who could have profound consequences for civil rights, the environment and government regulations.

A , which advocates for the LGBT community, reports that five of the country's 12 circuit courts are now composed of more than 25 percent of

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