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  • The National Interest

Fact Check: Does Trump Have the Most Successful Judicial Nomination Record Since George Washington?

"In two terms, Reagan had a success rate of 93.2%. In his one term, Carter, a president who got no Supreme Court appointments, had a 92.8% confirmation rate for his district and circuit court picks.

That said, it’s difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group.

'Sometimes the president is imprecise, but he has had exceptional progress with circuit court nominees,' Levey jokingly told The Daily Signal. 'I’ve been discussing this stuff for 20 years, and there doesn’t seem to be an impartial standard for measuring this. That’s in part because courts have changed so much over time.'"


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