Bench Memos

Senate Sets Schedule for Nominees

BLT reports that the Senate leadership has struck a deal to consider ten judicial nominees after the current recess, including South Carolina district court judge Henry Floyd, who has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  BLT has more on Judge Floyd here.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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