Jun
20

Court Count

US court There are 870 federal court judgeships with lifetime appointments. 122 are vacant, giving Trump the chance to appoint 13% of the judiciary, the second highest percentage an incoming first-term president has enjoyed dating back to at least 1969, a much less partisan era. Moreover, the median age of federal judges is 62.6 years, the highest for a first-term president. During his two terms, Obama appointed about 40% of all judges.

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