The speed of court verdicts has increased since McConnell challenged the "nuclear option," a move that has curbed the debate over most Trump candidates. The change in the time of debate applies to judges from lower court district courts, but does not refer to Supreme Court judges or courts of the courts where complaints arise. "Obviously this will be one of the most durable legacies of the Trump administration and the next 25 to 30 years." While Senators spend most of their days confirming judges, McConnell's assistants say they are not in a specific time and just try to get as many judges as possible by the end of the 116th Congress.
Kari Severin, Chief Counselor and Political Director of the Conservative Legal Group on the Judicial Crisis, said that while changes in the rules helped confirmations, Democrats were still trying to slow down the candidates' move.
to end it by January, because things get busy during a presidential year, Severinino said. "But even if it was the first year of your presidency, there is a need to move on to these positions. We have 150 vacancies in the federal courts. This is a significant number. "
The only other presidents who confirmed more Trump judges at that time during the third year of the presidency were presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to an
court investigator supported by the Heritage Foundation monitors the judicial nominations and confirmations returned to President Ronald Reagan.
"Given how few cases are taken by the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals takes very important decisions in which they are the last word," says Rory Solberg, professor of political science at the State University of Oregon, whose research was directed to them. on judicial policy.
Trump's critics say the president's team is listening to the murder of too many partisan nominees, who are forwarding too fast to pass through the Senate. Progressive complain that the Senate held hearings in October last year during a congressional pause before the mid-election when senators were not in Washington, and Republican leaders also went through Senators' Senate objections in which the judge would Goldberg, contrary to the Senate's long tradition
While it is true that McConnell has changed and adjusted the rules of the Senate, any action he has taken is overboard, according to Solberg, and accessible to future leaders.
McConnell uses the tools that were not used in this way before, but has always been available. He is simply willing to deviate from the norms enough because the short-term profit for them is worth the risk, "Solberg said.
"When Democrats assume power, they will use the same rules and use all the norms that Republicans have violated," she added. "No one will be able to recover this."
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