How’s that for a Merry fucking Christmas?
Courtesy of WaPo:
After three years in office, President Trump has remade the federal judiciary, ensuring a conservative tilt for decades and cementing his legacy no matter the outcome of November’s election.
Trump nominees make up 1 in 4 U.S. circuit court judges. Two of his picks sit on the Supreme Court. And this past week, as the House voted to impeach the president, the Republican-led Senate confirmed an additional 13 district court judges.
In total, Trump has installed 187 judges to the federal bench.
Trump’s mark on the judiciary is already having far-reaching effects on legislation and liberal priorities. Just last week, the 5th Circuit struck down a core provision of the Affordable Care Act. One of the two appellate judges who ruled against the landmark law was a Trump appointee.
The Supreme Court — where two of the nine justices are conservatives selected by Trump — could eventually hear that case.
This is why the evangelicals are having such a hard time quitting Donald Trump.
They know he’s a bad man but the judges he appoints make them feel warm and cozy at night.
We should have learned how to handle Donald Trump from watching those old Godzilla movies.
You don’t wait until the monster has already crushed Tokyo beneath his feet before you figure out how to repel his attack, you drive him back into the ocean the minute his giant green head breaks the surface.
Now we are stuck with devastation that will take generations to put right.