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The 25th day of April marked five years since the residents of Flint, Michigan were forced to consume hazardous waste (in the form of water coming from their faucets).  Flint residents have been fighting hard for justice. This past week, a federal judge ruled that residents can proceed with their lawsuits against the federal government. 

In this episode, I discuss the courts that will preside over their case… Trump's federal courts.  As of April 2019,  92 judges selected by Trump have been confirmed: two for the Supreme Court, 37 for the Circuit Courts of Appeal, and 53 for the District Courts. Thanks to the Senate invoking the nuclear option, more judges will be confirmed at a faster rate.  Trump promised his base he would change the federal courts.  Trump didn't fulfill many campaign promises. Unfortunately, this is one he kept.

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Sources:

https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_federal_courts

 https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_federal_courts

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/03/trump-capturing-judiciary-alarming-rate

https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/04/us/flint-water-crisis-fast-facts/index.html

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