By Brooke Simone

Image of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan.
Image of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan.
The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan.

Less than two hours after the presidential inauguration, the actions of a federal judge sent progressives into a frenzy on social media. Judge Victoria Roberts of the Eastern District of Michigan announced that she would be taking senior status on February 24.

Though federal court appointments are lifelong positions, senior status is a form of semi-retirement in which judges handle a reduced caseload and, importantly, allow their position to be filled by a new presidential appointee. By taking senior status, Judge Roberts opened a spot on the federal bench for the next generation. …


By Emma Janger & Molly Coleman

On Wednesday, Trump stood in the Rose Garden and pledged that if re-elected he would be able to “choose hundreds of federal judges” and as many as four Supreme Court Justices. He then revealed his revised shortlist for the Supreme Court, handpicked by the Federalist Society. From Tom Cotton to Noel Francisco, the lawyers on Trump’s list are dedicated to preserving the power of corporate America, and are willing to stand against progress at every turn. …

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