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GOP Betting Judiciary Record Translates Into Election-Year Wins

June 24, 2020, 4:42 PM

Senate Republicans hope their march to install a record number of President Donald Trump’s judges will shore up support from conservatives dismayed by recent Supreme Court decisions.

The latest confirmation for the influential federal circuit courts was the 200th of the Trump administration, a notable mark in the effort by Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to reshape the judiciary. Nearly 30% of all U.S. circuit court judges joined the bench during Trump’s presidency.

The laser-like focus on confirming judges is intended, in part, to energize a GOP base that McConnell will need as he fights to retain...

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