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Democrat Obstruction Leads to More Court Vacancies Than When Trump Took Office

President Donald Trump greets, from left, Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer after his State of the Union address Jan. 30 to a joint session of Congress. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters /Newscom)

Senate Republicans blocked many Obama nominees, but primarily while they were in the majority, said Curt Levey, president of Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group.

“Trump started out with a historically high number [of court vacancies] and attrition has added to the high vacancies. And when you can’t keep up with retirements and deaths, you get an even bigger vacancy,” Levey told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

“The biggest problem for Obama came during his last two years,” he said. “Now, Democrats don’t control the Senate. They are using a new tool to block judges...”

Read more in The Daily Signal.


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