As the political world obsesses over the latest sexual-harassment scandals and policy wonks scrutinize the latest tax-reform proposal, the Trump administration is quietly restoring constitutional governance.
Although Congress has been unable to pass legislation and President Trump faces record-low approval rates, his hiring of “the best people” in certain key areas has enabled the transformation of the judiciary — as well as reworking the bureaucracy (often called the Fourth Branch).
President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees has grown…
A president has few powers more important than picking judges. Tax deals can sunset and regulations can be rescinded — Congress has used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate 14 Obama-era rules. Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department would no longer issue guidance documents that create rights or obligations binding on anyone outside the executive branch.
But federal judgeships are for life.