The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the largest circuit court in the country, covers a large portion of the western United States and has been reliably liberal since the late 1970s.
Under President Trump, the makeup of the court has shifted dramatically and people are starting to take notice.
From Washington Examiner:
The 9th Circuit is the largest circuit court, covering many of the West Coast states, including California, Hawaii, and Arizona. The court just received its 10th judge from the Trump administration, effectively changing the court’s liberal makeup into a more ideologically diverse lineup. In just three years, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump joined forces to place more justices to lifetime appointments on the 9th Circuit than President Barack Obama did in his eight years in office.
One judge from the circuit said the rapid influx of Trump appointees had been jarring, telling the Los Angeles Times, “Ten new people at once sends a shock wave through the system.”
Trump has appointed 50 judges to the circuit courts over the last three years. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all appointed less than 30 at the same point in their presidencies.