Trump to Nominate 10 New Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

By NTK Staff | 05.08.2017 @11:48am
Trump to Nominate 10 New Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

The White House says these names fulfill Trump’s commitment to appoint “strong and principled jurists to the federal bench.”

President Trump is expected to announce the appointment of ten new jurists to federal judgeships Monday.

Having filled a Supreme Court vacancy, President Trump is turning his attention to the more than 120 openings on the lower federal courts. On Monday, he will announce a slate of 10 nominees to those courts, a senior White House official said, the first in what could be near monthly waves of nominations.

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, said the nominations were a vindication of a commitment Mr. Trump made during the campaign “to appoint strong and principled jurists to the federal bench who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and protect the liberty of all Americans.”

The names include Joan L. Larsen of Michigan, David R. Stras of Minnesota, Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, John K. Bush of Kentucky, Kevin C. Newsom of Alabama, Dabney L. Friedrich of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Terry F. Moorer of Alabama, David C. Nye of Idaho, Scott L. Palk of Oklahoma, and Damien M. Schiff of California.

Judicial Crisis Network chief counsel and Harvard Law graduate Carrie Severino praised Trump’s picks, noting his picks are “highly qualified and principled judges.”

“I’m pleased to report that they are an exceptional slate that carries on the tradition this president began by nominating Justice Gorsuch,” Severino wrote of the nominees. “I hope that the Senate will move quickly to confirm them.”

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