President Trump will announce on Monday 10 nominees for various federal court vacancies, The New York Times reported.
The announcement comes less than a month after Trump's final pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed as justice to the nation's highest court, restoring the court's conservative tilt.
Among them are Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, who Trump will reportedly nominate to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, and Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice David Stras, who Trump will reportedly nominate to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.More news: Polls are open as voting in local elections takes place
But one area where these nominations can have a huge impact is the federal courts.
President Donald Trump is set to announce several nominees to fill federal court openings.
Along with judicial vacancies, Trump has yet to fill hundreds of political appointee positions across the federal government. She also served in the U.S. Justice Department when George W. Bush was president. While Supreme Court vacancies capture national attention, a president can leave a lasting legacy by getting like-minded justices confirmed to USA district, circuit and other courts across the country.More news: LeBron leads Cavs in sweeping Pacers
The massive opportunity allows Trump to shift the political imbalance now on our court system, which will be vital as left-leaning courts continually overrule him on his most important executive orders.
Trump's earliest efforts to implement his agenda were dramatically derailed by the courts, which pushed back against his proposed travel ban and his order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. He told reporters that more nominations should be expected in the weeks ahead.More news: Padres pounded by Bellinger, lose 8-2 to Dodgers