“President Donald Trump is in striking range of flipping another federal appeals court to a majority of Republican-appointed judges, this one based in his home state of New York. The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Joseph Bianco to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a 54 to 42 vote that included some Democratic support. A second appointment to that court, Consovoy McCarthy Park partner Michael Park, is expected to be confirmed this week after the chamber voted to end debate on his nomination … Although a majority of appointments by a president of one party or another doesn’t guarantee case outcomes, Trump has vowed to appoint conservative judges in the mold of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a proponent of originalism and textualism … The president doesn’t have to wait until the next two soon-to-be-open Second Circuit seats are empty to nominate replacements, and it’s not clear who he’s thinking about to fill those spots. The court handles cases in New York, Connecticut and Vermont …”
This could have positive ramifications for 2A rights if/when some future New York gun law is challenged.