Britany Riley // 11/26/17 //
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 (NYTimes, Politico).
White House Counsel Don McGahn criticized rumors that the Trump administration had “outsourced” judicial selection to the Federalist Society (The Hill).
Republicans just eliminated blue slips for circuit nominees, and the Third Circuit is where that matters most, writes Matthew Stiegler at CA3blog.