Trump in position to reshape judiciary with 100+ vacancies
President-elect Donald Trump will likely have the chance to make over 100 judicial appointments, the Washington Post reports.
Mr. Trump will inherit an estimated 103 such vacancies throughout federal and district courts, allowing him and his Republican allies to reshape the judiciary with dozens of lifetime appointments. President Barack Obama only inherited 54 such vacancies from his predecessor, President George W. Bush.
The prospect of judicial appointments is thought to have helped mobilize Republicans behind Mr. Trump, particularly among conservative evangelical Christians. – READ MORE