Ronald Reagan`s influence is apparent in federal judiciary. In the Fall of 1981, Ronald Reagan placed a phone call from the Oval Office to a lawyer named Jesse Eschbach. Reagan had decided to nominate Eschbach to the federal bench and was calling to ask him to serve. Jesse Eschbach was one of the 382 judges Ronald Reagan appointed--a record number. With his choices, Reagan filled almost half of the sitting federal judiciary. Reagan was the first president to bring serious candidates for the bench to Washington for extensive interviewing. More than 1,000 prospects made the trip.
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