President Trump has just announced his latest batch of appellate and district court nominees. It’s a fantastic list, again drawing on his previous success from his Supreme Court list by nominating Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to fill Justice Gorsuch’s vacant seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Many of the nominees are well-known in the conservative legal movement and have shown commitment to principled and evenhanded application of the law throughout their careers. For the many Americans whose top concern in November was electing a president who would put committed constitutionalists to the courts, this is another major victory.
I’ll follow this post with posts giving background information about each of the appellate nominees.
Here are profiles of the three appellate nominees as well as that of the nominee for the District of DC.
Allison Eid, Tenth Circuit
Ralph Erickson, Eighth Circuit
Stephanos Bibas, Third Circuit
Trevor McFadden, District of the District of Columbia