Candidate Donald Trump promised jobs for the American people. “I’ll be the greatest president for jobs that God ever created,” said Trump on the campaign trail. And in a small way, he has already delivered on that promise. President Trump has created a ton of work for lawyers.
Trump’s controversial, thinly disguised Muslin travel ban has not only kept immigration lawyers busy, but he has also given lawyers practicing in the federal courts a shot in the arm.
NBC reports that Trump has been named in over 50 lawsuits, since the inauguration. That’s over 50 lawsuits in two weeks. To put that in context:
Since being sworn in Jan. 20, Trump has been named in 52 federal cases in 17 different states, according to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Comparatively, Barack Obama was named in three and George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were each named in four cases between Jan. 20 and Feb. 1.
And it does not appear this trend will be ending any time soon. Legal analysts are already predicting Trump’s White House stint will go down as the most litigated presidency of all time.
Of course, Trump has been kind to lawyers ever since he got into real estate development. According to USA Today, during Trump’s decades-long business career, he has been named in more than 4,000 suits, either as a plaintiff or defendant, in everything from fraud claims and contract disputes to defamation cases.
Talk about job creation!
For years, there has been talk of America being a nation of too many lawyers. The storyline has revolved around too many law students and too few legal jobs. This lawyer glut, we’ve been told, is causing heavily indebted graduates to work non-legal, sometimes menial, jobs. Thanks to the new president, that may all be changing.
No one is sure if Trump will make good on his promise to bring back manufacturing jobs. There is serious doubt coal mining work will be returning any time soon. Some blue-collar workers are even starting to believe they’ve been duped by the man they thought would save them.
While it remains uncertain for the country as a whole, Trump is well on his way to making the legal profession great again.
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