President Donald Trump promised throughout his campaign to nominate conservative judges to Federal court positions and he is doing just that.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed earlier in the year, as well as two others, and Trump has just nominated another 11 judges.
Per the Daily Caller:
A Senate panel cleared several of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees Thursday, just hours before the White House announced its fifth slate of judicial candidates.
The day was a productive one for an administration facing an unprecedented number of vacancies on federal courts.
Three more nominations will be receiving confirmation votes by the full Senate:
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the confirmation of several Trump nominees to federal appeals courts Thursday morning. John Bush, a Louisville lawyer in private practice, and Damien Schiff, a public interest litigator, were each approved by the committee on a party-line vote. Bush was nominated for a seat on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, while Schiff was tapped for a 15-year term on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Kevin Newsom’s nomination to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals advanced to the full Senate 18-2.
The nominees have been praised by conservatives:
Conservative legal commentators have enthusiastically praised Newsom, Bush, and Schiff as solid picks with excellent jurisprudential bona fides.
“Thank you to President Trump for keeping your campaign promise and continuing to pick excellent nominees, including those who were voted on today,” said Carrie Severino chief counsel of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network.
Trump will not stop adding conservative judges to Federal courts anytime soon:
The White House submitted another round of nominees Thursday afternoon. All 11 candidates were named to judicial vacancies in district courts across the south.
There are currently 137 vacancies in the federal courts.