An AP analysis says President Trump “is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation’s diversity.” The AP found that “91 percent of Trump’s nominees are white, and 81 percent are male. … Three of every four are white men, with few African-Americans and Hispanics in the mix. The last president to nominate a similarly homogenous group was George H.W. Bush.” Trump, the AP adds, “has inherited both an unusually high number of vacancies and an aging population of judges. That puts him in position to significantly reshape the courts that decide thousands of civil rights, environmental, criminal justice and other disputes across the country.” The shift in nominees “could prove to be one of Trump’s most enduring legacies.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.