WASHINGTON (News4Utah) – Democrats scored a victory late last week when the Trump administration withdrew the nomination of conservative Ryan Bounds for the federal appeals court.
It was the first setback in a relentless push by the administration to fill the federal courts with conservative judges. Legal experts say the president’s judicial appointments may have a more lasting impact on America than any of his legislative victories.
Laws can be overturned and federal judges are appointed for life. News4Utah’s Alexandra Limon explains why Democrats hope that the Bounds nomination will become a blueprint to at least slow the president’s conservative court transformation.