Christians Should Like What Trump Is Doing with the Federal Judiciary

We can never have too many conservative judges.

President Donald Trump is doing what his voters wanted, at least on the federal courts. He’s appointing conservative judges. In fact, he’s filling vacancies faster than previous administrations.

A conservative federal judiciary means, ideally, more favorable decisions for Christians and conservatives.

From the Daily Signal:

To date, Trump has nominated 44 federal judges and scored eight confirmations, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Eleven of the president’s nominations are to circuit courts and 23 are to district courts. The nine others are to specialty courts such as the Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court.

While the Supreme Court was a paramount issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump entered office with about twice as many lower court vacancies as predecessor Barack Obama had—presenting an opportunity to reshape the federal bench.

A more conservative federal court system might be good news for First Amendment rights. Protecting freedom of speech and religion are crucial as these rights — as exercised by conservative Christians, it seems — are under attack.

And if the president has the opportunity to nominate a second justice to the U.S. Supreme Court? Even better. But as the Daily Signal notes, liberal lawmakers can impede the president’s progress.

“When President Trump took office, he faced more judicial vacancies than four of his five predecessors (105), and, because of the obstruction and ridiculous delays Senate Democrats are imposing, there are now more vacancies than there were then (138),” Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the the conservative group Judicial Crisis Network, told The Daily Signal in an email.

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