Why Donald Trump's most insidious legacy will be his judicial appointments | Shira A Scheindlin

He is choosing a raft of white male conservatives who will rule on all aspects of US life. The appointments are not reversible – their impact will be felt for decades

If you want to know why President Trump’s appointments to the judiciary are so significant, have a look at these numbers.

In 2015, the US supreme court decided approximately 82 cases. In 2016, it was approximately 69. In contrast, the United States courts of appeals decided 52,000 cases in 2015 and 58,000 in 2016. The United States district courts decided 353,000 cases in 2015 and 355,000 in 2016.

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