President Trump Reshapes the Judiciary

Names Justices to the Federal Bench that will Defend Life

Posted on Sep 10, 2020
By American Herald Staff

Yesterday, President Trump announced his new list of Supreme Court picks to continue his legacy of rebuilding the federal judiciary. One of the key issues the President campaigned on harkening back to 2016 was appointing conservative judges who will defend life and stand up for the Constitution. Since then, President Trump chose from the lists he released to the public as both a candidate and President, nominating and confirming Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh​.

President Trump has reshaped the federal judiciary for decades to come by appointing judges at a historic pace. He has appointed 205 federal judges so far, the second most of any U.S. President at this point in his presidency; that translates to one out of every four federal judges, and one out of every three appeals court judges

President Trump has appointed 53 U.S. Court of Appeals judges, the second fastest pace in history and for the first time in four decades, all appellate courts’ vacancies have been filled by this President. He also flipped the balance of three federal appeals courts, and shifted nine appeals courts to the right

President Trump’s record on judicial appointments and selecting judges who will uphold the principles of the Constitution, defend the life of the unborn and honor religious liberty, is a promise made and kept to the American people. Democratic Nominee for President Joe Biden has refused to release his list of Supreme Court nominees, knowing that anyone he names will hurt him politically.

What we do know is that Joe Biden would appoint judges who view the Constitution as a “living document” and use a litmus test on abortion. According to the Washington Examiner:

“Joe Biden said in the Democratic debate he would demand that his appointees to the Supreme Court commit to upholding abortion rights. Asked if he would make support for Roe v. Wade a litmus test for nominees, Biden said yes. ‘A litmus test on abortion relates to the fundamental values of the Constitution,’ Biden said. ‘A woman does have the right to choose. If they rule it to be unconstitutional, I will send to the United States Congress, and it will pass, I believe, a bill that legislates Roe v. Wade adjusted by Casey.’”

Throughout President Trump’s time in office, the left have repeatedly used nationwide injunctions to block the policies of the democratically-elected President. President Trump’s historic efforts are now more important than ever before, as the radical left seeks to throw out legal precedent and abandon the Constitution to impose their radical agenda.

To explore President Trump’s latest list of potential Supreme Court picks, see below:

Bridget Bade, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Daniel Cameron, 51st Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas
Paul Clement, partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas
Stuart Kyle Duncan, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Steven Engel, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice
Noel Francisco, former Solicitor General of the United States
Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri
James Ho, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Gregory Katsas, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Barbara Lagoa, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Christopher Landau, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Mexican States
Carlos Muñiz, Justice on the Supreme Court of Florida
Martha Pacold, Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Peter Phipps, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Sarah Pitlyk, Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Allison Jones Rushing, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Kate Todd, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President
Lawrence VanDyke, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit