Britany Riley  //  11/26/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump added five judges--Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit; Britt Grant of the Georgia Supreme Court; Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit; Kevin Newsom of the 11th Circuit; and Patrick Wyrick of the Oklahoma Supreme Court--to his list of Supreme Court candidates (NYTimesPolitico).

  •        The list should be seen as an unsubtle message to Justice Anthony Kennedy (The Economist).

White House Counsel Don McGahn criticized rumors that the Trump administration had “outsourced” judicial selection to the Federalist Society (The Hill).

  •        The Federalist Society, through the Trump administration, is poised to reshape the federal judiciary (Buzzfeed).

Republicans just eliminated blue slips for circuit nominees, and the Third Circuit is where that matters most, writes Matthew Stiegler at CA3blog.


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