Sam Cabral is a graduate student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he writes about immigration and demographics.

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White Males Dominate Federal Court Nominations Again Under Trump Administration

by Sam Cabral 10-09-2019

During Obama’s second term, less than 50 percent of active federal judges were white men for the first time in American history, according to the Congressional Research Service. In under two years, President Donald Trump has reversed that trend. He has so far successfully appointed 152 individuals to judgeships in the federal circuit and district courts, of which 60 percent are white males. He has also filled two vacancies on the Supreme Court with conservative white males.