As Administration Fills Vacancies, Who Are Trump's Judicial Nominees?05:59
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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period. And his numbers aren’t far off those of other recent presidents. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period. And his numbers aren’t far off those of other recent presidents. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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While much focus goes to Supreme Court nominations, the GOP also currently has a lot of power to appoint judges to lower courts throughout the country. The Trump administration is now getting judges confirmed at a faster rate than previous presidencies.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon), staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about the vacancies being filled and what it means for the GOP.

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

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