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A D.C. Circuit Nominee



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Today President Obama made his first nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: Caitlin Halligan, General Counsel for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.  Nan Aron of the liberal Alliance for Justice immediately praised the choice, while conservatives were muted, according to the BLT.  Aron may have simply been pleased the President finally got around to nominating someone — anyone — to the D.C. Circuit, which has had two open seats for over two years.  Also today, President Obama nominated international trade lawyer Jimmie Reyna, a partner at Williams Mullen PC, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



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