Britany Riley  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update

Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will be stepping down, giving President Trump his first opportunity to appoint a judge to the significant DC Circuit (BuzzfeedWSJ).

  • Jonathan Adler speculates on potential nominees at The Volokh Conspiracy.

President Trump has unveiled 11 judicial nominees for district court openings around the country (The Hill).

  • President Trump has a big opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary and has already started shifting courts rightward, write Paul Barrett and David Ingold at Bloomberg News. 




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.

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