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Sheldon Goldman comments on the Trump administration

Sheldon Goldman, political science, says the Trump administration’s emphasis on fast-tracking appellate judicial nominations is not surprising because that’s where “much of the Trump agenda will ultimately rise or fall.” Goldman also predicts the administration’s “laser-like focus on judicial nominations” would ratchet up the politicization of the bench. “If you take the long view,” Goldman said, “eventually the Democrats will get the White House, eventually the Democrats will win back the Senate. And now there’s all this precedent for a Democratic president to do the reverse. It’s going to be make for an even bumpier political ride for this country.” (, 5/25/18)

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