WASHINGTON (AP) — Diversity isn't the keyword in describing the gender and racial makeup of President Donald Trump's nominees to the federal bench so far.
An Associated Press analysis of Trump's nominees shows that 9 out of 10 are white, 8 out of 10 are male, and 3 of every 4 are white men. Few blacks or Latinos are in the mix.
The judiciary had been transforming slowly to reflect the nation's diversity. But Trump's homogeneous approach could prove to be one of his most enduring legacies.
These are lifetime appointments, and Trump 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.