While the world is zeroed-in on impeachment, President Donald Trump continues to do his job.
The president is working on overhauling the notoriously-liberal Ninth Circuit court, having currently replaced nine of 29 seats, according to Breitbart. Earlier this month, Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke — two highly-respected conservative judges — were confirmed to the court.
On Sunday, Politico wrote that “Democratic-appointed judges now hold a three-seat majority [on the Ninth Circuit], compared with 11 at the start of Trump’s presidency.”
This means that Trump won’t have to worry as much about the Ninth Circuit blocking controversial legislation and executive orders.
“Liberal activists have used ‘forum-shopping’ to file lawsuits in district courts that fall under the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction, usually seeking injunctions that can stop Trump administration initiatives, notably the ‘travel ban’ (later upheld) and the border wall (still pending).
But those days may soon be ending.
In February, the Washington Post declared: ‘Thanks to Trump, the liberal 9th Circuit is no longer liberal.’
The conservative Federalist Society, which promotes originalism — the idea that where the plain text of the Constitution is unclear, it ‘should be interpreted according to the meaning that was fixed at the time it was enacted’ — has taken a leading role in advising President Trump’s judicial appointments, including Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.”
So, not only has the president helped secure a 5-4 majority in the Supreme Court, he is putting work into restoring the Constitutional focus of the lower courts as well.
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