Donald Trump Sends Senate Final Wave of Federal Judge Nominees for 2017
President Donald Trump released his ninth wave of judicial nominees before Christmas, nominating ten lawyers for federal courts throughout the country.
This month, the president set an all-time record for the most appointments to the federal appeals courts during the first year of a presidency when the Senate confirmed his twelfth nominee, breaking the previous record of eleven held by Presidents John Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
The president had previously made 58 judicial nominations during 2017. Coupled with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and additional judges to the federal trial courts, President Trump has appointed 22 judges to lifetime appointments on the federal bench.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the president nominated another ten picks, bringing his total number of judicial nominations for 2017 to 68. This is the ninth wave of judicial nominations the White House has sent to the Senate.
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