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Although President Donald Trump set a record with the number of circuit judges he named during his first year, experts say that's not the whole story. Here’s our data-driven look at what the White House faces in its quest to reshape the appeals courts.
414 Senior Judges Fill The Void Left By Rampant Vacancies

By Ed Beeson

More federal judges are skipping the golf course to head back to the courtroom upon taking senior status, and they're playing an increasingly vital role in a strained system.

f7665e9a5e954ceb923ecd842e49e084_Senate_Attorney_General_02334_4812x2815.jpg Why The ‘Blue Slip’ Battles Are Becoming White Hot

By Sindhu Sundar

It’s more of a norm than a rule. Its use has shifted over time, often with political winds. But the once-obscure Senate tradition is now front and center in the boiling debate over the future of the judiciary.

414 A Court Left Behind In Trump’s Push To Fill The Bench

By Jimmy Hoover

The nation’s most populous federal court district is in a state of near-crisis, and its judges, clerks and lawyers are wondering if help is on the way.

NL image Law360’s Pro Say: Trump Looks To Transform The Courts

By Law360 Staff

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we examine the Trump administration’s efforts to push the judicial branch to the right, discuss Trump’s controversial trade moves, and explain how “inclusion riders” work.

Trailblazing Judges Confirmed Despite Delay Tactics

By Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

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It is remarkable that we have been able to confirm so many outstanding judges in light of unprecedented obstruction from Senate Democrats.

The Judicial Confirmation Process Is Being Distorted

By Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

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Republicans are rushing through extremely conservative judicial nominees at a breakneck speed, undermining the vetting process and Senate traditions.

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