Yesterday, the White House annouced two more appellate judicial nominations, assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York Raymond Lohier, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and northern Ohio federal district court Judge Kate O’Malley to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge O’Malley’s nomination is particularly signfiicant as there are no former trial judges on the Federal Circuit. (She’s also a CWRU alum and is my colleague, as she teaches a regular course in Patent Litigation.)
Do the latest nominations indicate the White House is speeding up the nominations pace? Perhaps. The BLT notes that this is the third consecutive Wednesday on which the Administration has made at least one appellate nomination.