TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 2, 2019
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, NPR reports. Five of the country's 12 circuit courts are now composed of more than 25 percent of Trump-appointed judges. The report concludes that the 8th Circuit, which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, has experienced the "most significant transformation," followed by the 7th Circuit across the U.S. Midwest and the 5th Circuit, which spans Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.