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It still tells a true story nine years later:
Trump’s appointments, according to interviews with experts and 5th Circuit practitioners, have begun to shift an already right-leaning court toward a more monolithic brand of conservatism. These are judges, experts say, whose views are less hidden and whose outcomes are easier to predict. Compared with their colleagues appointed by other Republican presidents, their philosophies are less idiosyncratic; so far, they have seldom surprised. And as their numbers swell, the 5th Circuit is teetering toward a tipping point — one that might, in the next close vote, mark a monumental shift on a political issue that divides the country.(Trump-appointed judges are shifting the country’s most politically conservative circuit court further to the right).
“Anybody out there that runs a group that litigates will notice that vote and is going to be thinking about it,” said David Coale, an appellate lawyer who frequently appears before the 5th Circuit. “It isn’t just that they’re conservative, though they are conservative. They’re waving a big flag.”
“A rightward push”
And this Dredd Blog series still begs the question: Why have democratic senators gone with the flow (Invertebrate Chuck Schumer Makes Deal To Fast-Track Trump Judicial Nominees) ?
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