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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Legal Theory Debate Rages After High Court LGBT Ruling

bate over textualism launched by the Supreme Court’s decision extending federal anti-discrimination laws to gay and transgender workers made its way to the Senate on Wednesday, where Republicans grilled judicial nominees on their views of the legal philosophy.

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Democrats Grill Fifth Circuit Nominee on Past Political Stances

A Mississippi state court judge nominated to a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced opposition from Senate Democrats on Wednesday for his partisan past, particularly his support of voter identification laws and criticism of the Affordable Care Act.

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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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