Published in Bloomberg law
Five more of President Donald Trump’s federal district court nominees are likely to be confirmed this week, putting him over the century mark for judicial appointments.
If all clear the Senate, Trump will have appointed 102 judges to the federal bench, including Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
More could soon follow, as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for three more district court nominees Tuesday, all of whom are supported by their home state senators.
Trump and the Republican-led Senate have aggressively pushed to reshape the judiciary with conservatives, but Democrats have pushed back on the nominating and vetting process they say has diluted their influence.
Most nominees have been white and male. But those appearing Tuesday included one of the few black women Trump has nominated to the bench, Justice Ada E. Brown of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals.