Trump triumphs again with conservative judge picks
President Trump continued to deliver on his campaign promise of putting brilliant conservative judges on the federal courts Monday, announcing his first large batch of nominees. As was true of Trump's selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, this group of ten nominees confirms the president's stated commitment to appoint judges who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and its protection of individual liberty. The large number of openings on the federal courts (150 current vacancies and announced retirements) gives President Trump a historic opportunity to move the federal courts in the right direction – towards constitutionalism and away from judicial activism – in just four years. Fulfilling this opportunity will require a steady stream of judicial nominations from the White House and a brisk pace of hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee.