When the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s 200th federal judge last week, legal conservatives cheered the remarkable milestone. But recent rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court keeping protections for “Dreamers,” LGBTQ rights in the workplace and Monday’s decision striking down a Louisiana abortion clinic law have those on the right arguing Trump’s judicial work is far from done.
Trump has reshaped lower courts and appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the bench, shifting the court’s ideological balance to the right. However, Chief Justice John Roberts—widely viewed as the bench’s new center vote—has joined liberal justices to create majorities in cases where conservatives hoped to win, clouding their other achievements on the courts.
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