The Fifth Circuit Is A Model For The Conservative Takeover


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The 5th Circuit is a largely successful experiment for the jurisprudence of Trumpism. And in the hands of the nation’s most radically conservative judges, it has become the court where justice goes to die.

—Mark Joseph Stern, writing for Slate, explaining how the spate of Trump appointees to the Fifth Circuit has pushed the circuit’s jurisprudence to the extreme right in 2019. Stern notes the transformed court, “quickly got to work translating right-wing priorities into legal doctrine that will govern generations.”


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