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Trailblazing Judges Confirmed Despite Delay Tactics

By Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa | March 11, 2018, 6:15 PM EDT

When President Donald Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, our federal courts had more than 100 vacancies, including one for the United States Supreme Court. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was pleased that President Trump intended to nominate our country’s most talented men and women in the legal profession to the federal bench.

Nominating federal judges is one of the president’s most important constitutional duties, because these life-tenured judges often serve for decades on the bench. The most lasting legacy a president...
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