Record-Breaking: How Trump Compares to Obama on Judges, and Why They’ll Likely Be His Greatest Legacy

(Worthy News) – President Donald Trump may have been stymied on many fronts this past year, but in one of the most important areas – picking judges and getting them confirmed – he’s moving at an incredibly rapid pace, often despite Democratic opposition.

“In his first year, he made almost 70 judicial nominations, which was more than twice the number that President Obama made for his first year,” noted Elizabeth Slattery, a legal scholar at the Heritage Foundation.

“And he had a record-breaking number of appeals court nominees who were confirmed – 12 in his first year, in addition to a Supreme Court justice and about 10 other district court judges as well,” she said.