The court that could decide the future of Trump’s presidency

CNN | Oct 20, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  • Residents understand the power of this court, and President Donald Trump may come to understand that more than most.
  • The DC Circuit’s portfolio has long put it at the center of disputes over potential White House wrongdoing, such as during Watergate in the Nixon years, the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration and Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton.
  • Three of the current judges appointed by Obama made it onto the bench after a titanic 2013 partisan clash that led the then-Democratic Senate majority, faced with GOP stonewalling, to amend the longstanding filibuster rules.