Derek Reinbold  //  12/24/17  //  Topic Update


The recent withdrawal of three judicial nominees is an aberration from President Trump’s large success in nominating young conservation jurists to the federal bench over the last year, write Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, and Ashley Parker at WaPo.

  • Lambda Legal has released a new report that shows nearly one-third of President Trump’s judicial nominees have anti-LGBT records.

Matthew Peterson, who President Trump nominated for a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., withdrew his nomination after struggling with questions during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Politico).

  • Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) told reporters President Trump called him and approved of his questioning of Peterson (Politico).

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether Courts of Criminal Appeals judges can constitutionally sit on Court of Military Commission Review, including the court at Guantanamo Bay.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The recent withdrawal of three judicial nominees is an aberration from President Trump’s large success in nominating young conservation jurists to the federal bench over the last year.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump has signaled to friends his belief that a government shutdown would help him politically.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School