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Court outcomes of the Trump administration’s controversial actions



In the first two years of his presidency, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have nominated and helped new federal judges get confirmed at a faster pace than any other president in modern history.

While Trump’s influence on the federal judiciary has been one of his biggest successes, the federal court system has also served as one of the most significant impediments to the Trump administration’s agenda — on everything from immigration to healthcare and the 2020 census.

According to a new analysis from the Washington Post, Trump’s administration has lost 65 cases and challenges in federal court during the first two years of the administration, a figure that administrative law experts told the Post was surprisingly high.

Another analysis by CNBC found that 90% of the administration’s efforts to roll back existing federal regulations have also been struck down.

While many of the administration’s policies have been rebuffed by the federal judiciary, Trump has also secured some key victories from the courts in pursuing parts of his agenda, including the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.

Here’s how 11 of the most controversial Trump administration actions have fared in court so far, and where they could be headed next.

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