SID SALTER: Trump impact coming in judicial choices

While Trump could well fill another four seats given the ages of Justices Ruth Bader Gindsberg (84), Anthony Kennedy (80), and Stephen Breyer (78), it is in the lower federal courts where the new president is expected to make a more immediate impact.

In recent weeks, I outlined that longtime 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge E. Grady Jolly had notified President Trump of his intent to take senior status on the federal bench on Jolly’s 80th birthday in October — giving Trump his first judicial appointment in Mississippi.

Clarion Ledger
5/3/17