This week, we’re focused on the historically high number of judges appointed to the federal bench by President Donald Trump. As of late November, the Senate had confirmed a total of 48 of Trump’s nominations to the federal appeals courts, more than any other president at this stage of his presidency. (Jimmy Carter came close, with 45 at this point in his term.) And those numbers don’t include Trump’s appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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