The lasting damage of Trump’s judicial appointments

President Trump entered office with an unprecedented number of judicial vacancies to fill. Since then, with the help of the GOP-controlled Senate, he has confirmed dozens of judges to the federal bench. Trump’s judges are conservative, some of them are remarkably unqualified, and they’re generally young. As these lifetime appointments continue to be filled – a clear priority for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – Trump and Republican senators are profoundly reshaping the federal judiciary, with big consequences for everything from civil rights to the environment.