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Trump-appointed judges are shifting the country’s most politically conservative circuit court further to the right

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears cases from Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, has already welcomed five new judges under President Donald Trump.

Texas nominees to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals James C. Ho (left) and Don R. Willett are sworn in during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, 2017.  

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