GUEST: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She recently wrote the piece "Trump’s Judges Imperil Our Rights for Decades" for Truthout.
BACKGROUND: The US Senate, in the grip of the Republican Party is continuing its mad dash to confirm all of President Donald Trump's judicial appointees as fast as possible. With only a few working days left in the calendar year for 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to move dozens of judicial nominees from various committees to the Senate for confirmation before year-end. The Senate has confirmed more nominees in the first two years of Trump's Presidency than ever before in the nation's history. Because Republicans control the Senate there is nothing that Democrats can do to stop the confirmations. My guest Marjorie Cohn recently published an article on Truthout entitled, "Trump’s Judges Imperil Our Rights for Decades."