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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Fight Shows How Much He Reshaped the Courts

  • Next stop is the 11th Circuit, where Trump nominees dominate
  • Trump’s judicial appointees have not always ruled in his favor
Former US President Donald Trump

Former US President Donald Trump

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

As former President Donald Trump’s legal entanglements wind their way through the federal courts, he continues to face strong odds of landing before a judge he appointed.

More than half of the active judges on the federal appeals court poised to hear the latest phase of Trump’s fight with the Justice Department over the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home got their posts through Trump’s aggressive remaking of the US judiciary.