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Key Findings:

President Trump has exacerbated ongoing trends in the politicization and polarization of the federal judiciary. Trump's appointments are on average more conservative than Obama's were liberal, and are more Republican than Obama's were Democratic. Roughly half of Trump's appointments to federal courts have made partisan political donations, and the average Trump judge has made ten more donations to Republicans than to Democrats -- outpacing all of his predecessors in both the share of judges donating and the average partisan spread of those donations. His judges are also far more likely to be white and male than Obama's.

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