*UPDATE: Trump set a record for the most federal appeals judges confirmed during both his first and second years of a presidency, inlcuding two Supreme Court Justice (one confirmed and one pending) picks.
1/31/17: President Trump picked Neil Gorsuch for nominee for the US Supreme Court. Although Mr. Gorsuch was more than qualified, the Democrats acted to block the vote (even after Republicans helped approve President Obama's first two Supreme Court Justic picks) by using a procedural filibuster.
11/9/17: When it comes to nominating judges to the federal bench, Trump is moving at a breakneck pace. Mr. Trump has now nominated over 100 judges filling far more vacancies than his predecssor Barack Obama did in his entire first year. In fact Trump will get to fill the most federal judiciary vacancies in 40 years.
7/11/18: Trump signed an executive order aimed at tightening his administration’s control over regulatory judges. The order allows agency heads to directly hire administrative law judges, the officials who rule on legal issues related to government regulations.
7/25/18: Trump issues executive rrder to reclassify administrative law judges.
2/27/19: The Senate confirmed President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote -- and, in a historic snub, the White House ignored the input of the judge's two Democratic home-state senators in the process.