Trump's appointed judges have been paying dividends for his authoritarian agenda.
Yesterday one of those Trump judicial jerks dealt another blow to Biden's climate agenda, barring the administration from using a metric that estimates the societal cost of carbon emissions.
The metric uses economic models to put a value on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions, to help quantify the economic harm caused by the climate crisis: sea level rise, more destructive hurricanes, extreme wildfire seasons and flooding, for example.
Legal experts say there's not much legal precedent to support the Trump judge's ruling. Now it's up to the justice department to correct the right-wing attempt to stall legislations pertaining to fighting climate change laws.
A federal court in Missouri last year struck down a similar lawsuit by Republican-led states, finding that they did not have standing to challenge the Biden administration's interim metric.
Meanwhile another Trump-appointed federal judge has temporarily blocked several Texas counties from pursuing criminal charges against public officials who encourage voters to use mail ballots in next month's primary election.
Biden's immigration agenda has faced one setback after another from courts with Trump-appointed judges.
When it comes to taking presidents to court over their policies, savvy lawyers know that location is everything: Choosing the right courthouse, and landing a case with the right judge, can make all the difference.
In Biden's first year Trump-appointed judges have ruled against the president on immigration, COVID relief, the environment and more.
Trump's appointment of three Supreme Court justices has swung the court over into a right-wing platform that is tearing the constitution apart and polarizing Americans from coast-to-coast.
Therefore, it's no wonder that the approval ratings for the highest court in the land has plummeted to 40 percent, an historic low.