Obama Names Three D.C. Circuit Nominees

by Jonathan H. Adler

As expected, President Obama nominated three people to open seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday, Patricia Millett, Cornelia Pillard, and Judge Robert Wilkins.  The Washington Post reports the nominees were selected to fill “three longtime vacancies.” This is inaccurate.  One of the seats in question only became open earlier this year when Judge David Sentelle took senior status.