Senate Republicans confirmed one of President Trump’s judicial nominees to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday and will flip the federal appeals court to a majority of Republican-appointed active judges with another confirmation later this week.
Judge Robert J. Luck cleared the Senate Tuesday by a 64 to 31 vote.
Mike Davis, president of The Article III Project which backs Mr. Trump’s judicial nominees, said it’s important for the president to flip the federal appeals courts so when cases that decide binding law for the circuit are heard by the full panel of active judges, Republicans are at an advantage.
“As you see President Trump flip these critically important federal circuit courts and transform the judiciary, it reminds Republicans and conservatives why elections matter,” Mr. Davis said.
Mr. Trump also has two more nominees pending for the 11th Circuit: Judge Barbara Lagoa, who is also a justice on the Florida Supreme Court, and Judge Andrew Brasher, who currently sits on the Middle District of Alabama.
Judge Lagoa is expected to be confirmed later this week, flipping the active amount of judges to seven GOP appointed and six Democratic.
This will be the third federal appeals court to flip control to a majority of Republican-appointed judges under the president.
He flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March, which now has eight active judges appointed by a Republican president and six by a Democratic president.
And earlier this month the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has also flipped to majority GOP-appointed judges. The breakdown on that bench is now seven Republican-appointed active judges to six Democratic.
This is a praise! Keep praying for good appointments to be confirmed, and thank God for the commitment President Trump has to quality judicial appointments.