President Obama left over 100 open fed judicial seats vacant—bc McConnell blocked and refused to hold confirm hearings on federal judges.

In July, Trump signed an EO to end the competitive selection process for judges. This makes them political appointees who he can fire at will
In order to rush his judge noms thru, Trump is bypassing judicial ratings processes by ABA before making his noms. His predecessors went thru the screening process 1st & nixed judges not qualified by ABA

Only 2 judges from 1989—2016 were rated not qualified compared to Trump’s 6
“We’ve appointed a record number of judges who will defend our constitution…And we’re putting on to the bench a record number of judges. And in a short period of time, we are going to have probably the all-time record for the appointment of judges.”—Trump…
Clarification — The EO Trump signed in July applies to Administrative law judges.
*Clarification — The EO Trump signed in July applies to Administrative law judges.
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