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WaPo: Trump’s Lasting Legacy On The Judiciary Extends Beyond The Supreme Court

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

This article was written by Ann E. Marimow and published in the Washington Post.

NEW ORLEANS — Months before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the federal appeals court based in this Southern city cleared the way to ban most abortions in Texas. The same court appeared to jump the line to block the White House’s signature coronavirus vaccination mandate and split from other courts to back restrictions on social media companies and constrain President Biden’s immigration powers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans has long leaned conservative. But the arrival of a half-dozen judges picked by President Donald Trump — many of them young, ambitious and outspoken — has put the court at the forefront...

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