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A Welcomed Appellate Nomination

Utah Senators  Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are praising President Obama’s decision to nominate Judge Carolyn McHugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Judge McHugh is currently the presiding judge of the Utah Court of Appeals.  The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the nomination here, but there is (as yet) no announcement on the White House website.

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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