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From left, Lawrence VanDyke, Halil Ozerden and Leonard Leo.

Trump’s Year in Judges: What Worked, What Didn’t and What’s Next

The president is impeached and tensions are high with Iran. But even the threat of war won’t stop the Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees: Among the Senate’s first votes after returning from the holiday break were for, you guessed it, judicial nominees.