At Daily Caller by Gage Cohen --
President Donald Trump’s influence on the federal judiciary goes
further than just filling one seat on the Supreme Court. The president
needs to fill 117 vacancies on various federal courts.
On Jan. 31, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court
seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. While this was
certainly an important seat to fill, more than 13 percent of all
lifetime judiciary positions remain vacant.
The U.S. Court of Appeals currently has 18 vacancies, the District
courts have 91, the Court of International Trade has 2 vacant seats, and
the Court of Federal Claims has 6. Many of these picks would have the
potential to change the balance of several U.S. courts.