Trump names 10 nominees to federal courts on heels of Gorsuch win

May 9, 2017

President Trump began his bid Monday to reshape the makeup of the lower federal courts, with the White House announcing 10 judicial nominees it described as Trump’s “third wave of Federal judicial appointments.”

Coming out of its first 100 days, the administration aims to build on the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the nominees were all “chosen for their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles.”

Two of the nominees originally were on the list of 21 candidates that the Trump transition team considered for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death, and ultimately filled by Gorsuch. They are Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati; and Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court, nominated to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.

The other nominees are Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago; John Bush, a Louisville lawyer nominated to the 6th Circuit; Kevin C. Newsom, a former Alabama Solicitor General nominated to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta; Judge David C. Nye, nominated to the U.S. District Court for Idaho; Scott L. Palk, a former federal prosecutor nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; Damien Schiff, nominated to federal claims court; Dabney L. Friedrich, nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Judge Terry Moorer, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Retired says:

    This will ruffle a few feathers on the left , how many will they try to block ???

  • Carl Pyzowski says:

    The draining begins in earnest. Let’s put judges in the courts that uphold the laws and the constitution, not making their own laws in order to appease the liberals.

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  • Rodney Steward says:

    Keep them coming Trump, get rid of everything Obama, only want a faint memory!

    1. Dee says:

      I prefer No memory of obumma . His reappearing on t.v. has my fingers busy Switching channels . Can’t stomach him at all . Last I heard Trump has over 100 fed judge seats to fill ,
      Hope he does it quick , along with Ridding the Administration of obummer left overs !

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        HA, HA, I know what you mean, but Obama and Soros has something going on for the next election! Obama just can’t stay out of the White house area! Just like when he was Prez. he’s up to no good!

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