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'The dogma lives loudly within you': The battle over Trump's effort to remake the courts in his image is starting to heat up

A whole heck of a lot happened this week in President Donald Trump's quest to reshape the federal judiciary. The ongoing effort turned particularly hot this week as Democratic senators moved to block two of his circuit court nominations while two of his other nominees to top courts were grilled during a Capitol Hill hearing. That hearing was followed up by Trump announcing his seventh wave of judicial nominees, an additional 15 names that are about to be submitted to the Senate, bringing the total number of district and circuit court judges he's nominated to roughly 50 — blowing far past the number of judicial nominations made at this stage of a presidency by any recent predecessors.
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