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May 9 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trump Set to Nominate 10 Federal Judges

President Donald Trump will announce a batch of conservative federal judicial nominees on Monday, the New York Times reported Sunday night.

The nominations, which begin a push to reshape the federal bench, are expected to include picks for five federal circuit court seats, four federal district court vacancies and an appointment to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal


Law Schools Play Prominently in Trump’s Judicial Nominations

The legal academy is well represented in President Donald Trump’s initial slate of federal judicial nominees, unveiled Monday.
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Solicitor General Nominee Faces Scrutiny for Travel Ban Recusal

On the eve of his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Solicitor General-nominee Noel Francisco is the focus of a lawsuit seeking information about his participation in the legal battle over President Donald Trump's travel ban.

American Oversight, a transparency advocacy group, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday demanding documents that could shed light on Francisco's recusal, followed by his "unrecusal," in the case.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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