Trump’s last-minute judicial appointments: Impact on norms and on Biden’s appointment opportunities

Although overshadowed in the unprecedented turbulence of his final days in office, President Trump, like defeated presidents of both parties, boxed in his successor with policies that an electoral majority rejected. He and the Senate extended that behavior to the courts, with the post-November 3 confirmation and appointment of 14 judges, which Democrats protested as … Continue reading Trump’s last-minute judicial appointments: Impact on norms and on Biden’s appointment opportunities