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President Trump looks to fill federal court seats




 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at an event with the Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at an event with the Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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President Trump is expected to put out a list of ten conservative nominees for lower federal court seats today.

There are more than a hundred and twenty court positions waiting to be filled. That means this is the first of several nominations planned to come out of the White House in the coming months.

How will Trump’s selections impact the federal bench in the long term?

Guest:

Michael J. Gerhardt, professor of constitutional law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; he is the author of many law-related books, including “The Power of Precedent” (Oxford University Press, 2011)