For the first time in 40 years, the Circuit Court has zero vacancies.
This is an accomplishment of historic proportions for President Donald Trump.
Judge Corey Wilson was confirmed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Senate with a vote of 52 to 48.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the historic announcement on Wednesday.
This appointment is the 53rd of Trump’s presidency, which is an astounding number.
Our friends at Fox News with more:
Judge Wilson is President Trump’s 200th Article III judicial appointment and 53rd federal circuit judge, filling 25 percent of the federal judiciary after previously shattering the all-time-record pace for appointments to the critically important federal courts of appeals — the last stop for more than 99 percent of all federal appeals.
To put this in perspective, President Obama appointed 55 circuit judges in 8 years; President Trump has appointed 53 in under 4. In