Trump’s most tragic legacy will be seen in ranks of judiciary

Gregory Magarian, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law

 

Impeachment hearings are underway. Career diplomats have testified that President Donald Trump sells out U.S. foreign policy for his own political gain. More than two dozen women have credibly accused the president of sexual misconduct. Trump-branded hotels and resorts make a mockery of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, turning the nation’s highest office into a private piggy bank.

Why do conservatives put up with all this?

Judges are a huge part of the answer. Conservatives care deeply about installing judges who will advance their agenda. Trump appears to have one judicial criterion: Appointees must be as far right as possible.

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