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DAVIS: Trump’s Judicial Appointments Are A Critical Insurance Policy To Protect Americans From Woke Mobs

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Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that former President Donald Trump’s judicial appointments have been an important success for his presidency. You can find a counterpoint here, where Professor Scott Gerber argues that Trump’s Supreme Court appointments have been a disappointment.

February 13, 2016 was a shocking day for conservatives. Justice Scalia unexpectedly died, putting the balance of the Supreme Court — and America as we knew it — on the line. The next justice would determine whether the federal government had unbridled power — whether we kept or lost our rights to speak, associate, worship and protect ourselves.

Understanding that grave importance, then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boldly decided to wait until the American people chose their next president before filling this vacancy.

This helped propel President Donald Trump to an upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Instead of a Justice Garland, who has proven himself a leftwing activist as attorney general, we got Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Trump appointed two more justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, making it the first constitutionalist majority on the Supreme Court in nearly 80 years — a court that finally understands that its modest, but critical, role is to protect Americans from government overreach and mob rule.

While the Supreme Court gets most of the headlines, the vast majority of cases are decided in the lower courts. With the backing of McConnell, Grassley and past-Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, Trump appointed 54 judges to the........

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