- The federal court system has served as one of the biggest impediments to President Donald Trump’s agenda, frequently striking down his policies or executive orders.
- The Trump administration has lost 65 cases and challenges throughout the first two years of his presidency, according to The Washington Post.
- The courts have also struck down 90% of the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back federal regulations, CNBC reported.
- Here’s how 11 of the most controversial Trump administration actions have fared in court so far, and where they could be headed next.
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In the first two years of his presidency, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have nominated and helped new federal judges get confirmed at a faster pace than any other president in modern history.
While Trump’s influence on the federal judiciary has been one of his biggest successes, the federal court system has also served as one of the most significant impediments to the Trump administration’s agenda — on everything from immigration to healthcare and the 2020 census.
According to a new analysis from the Washington Post, Trump’s administration has lost 65 cases and challenges in federal court during the first two years of the administration, a figure that administrative law experts told the Post was surprisingly high.
Another analysis by CNBC found that 90% of the administration’s efforts to roll back existing federal regulations have also been struck down.
While many of the administration’s policies have been rebuffed by the federal judiciary, Trump has also secured some key victories from the courts in pursuing parts of his agenda, including the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.
Here’s how 11 of the most controversial Trump administration actions have fared in court so far, and where they could be headed next.
Letting employers not offer birth control coverage in company insurance plans: Blocked
In January 2019, Trump administration’s guidance allowing employers to not offer birth control coverage in their company insurance plans for moral or religious reasons was blocked by a federal judge.
Transgender military ban: Allowed
Also in January, the Supreme Court allowed the administration to enact its ban on transgender Americans serving in the military, pending further litigation.
Putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census: Blocked
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Two federal judges have ruled against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ efforts to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the case in April.
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