Bench Memos

Another Appeals Court Vacancy

There will now be fourteen vacancies on federal appellate courts for President Elect Donald Trump to fill after he is sworn in. On November 29, Judge Diana Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit took senior status. Judge Murphy was a Clinton nominee and hails from Minnesota. A full list of current judicial vacancies may be found here.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.