As Donald Trump and Senate Republicans Pack the Courts, Democrats Keep Playing Catch-Up

If Republicans hold the Senate for two more years after Tuesday, President Trump could luck into filling another seat or two on the Supreme Court, even as he keeps packing the lower courts with Federalist Society-groomed judges who are corporate-friendly and far to the right on same-sex marriage, LGBTQ issues and religious freedom. Two numbers should grab every Democrat’s attention: 84 and 20. The larger number is how many federal judges Trump has confirmed for lifetime seats in his first two years, with Republicans controlling the Senate. The much smaller number is how many President Obama confirmed in his first two years, when Democrats had control.