Controversial Trump Nominee Lands DC Circuit Seat

In the face of firm opposition from Democrats and with less than a year of experience on the bench, Judge Justin Walker landed a seat on the second highest court in the land Thursday after the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed his nomination to the D.C. Circuit with a 51-42 vote.

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Kavanaugh Protege Moves Closer to Taking DC Circuit Bench

Fifty-four days after Justin Walker fist-bumped Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the new district judge’s investiture ceremony, the 37-year-old Kentuckian is racing toward a seat on the D.C. Circuit.

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Impeachment Trial Analysis, Day 1: Former Prosecutor on the McConnell Two-Step

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolds, Courthouse News will be reaching out at the close of each day to prominent attorneys, scholars and other experts in the legal community for analysis on the historic proceedings. Joining us for the first day of substantive proceedings is Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York.

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McConnell Says Gun Reform, if any, Is up to Trump

Congressional Republicans will wait for the White House to chart a path on gun violence legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, effectively putting the burden on President Trump to decide the Republican legislative response, if any, to the spate of mass shootings, including the latest mass murder in Texas.

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