Monday, May 8, 2017
Trump selects conservatives for courts of appeals - 6th and 8th Circuits
The nominees make up an impressive list of highly respected jurists, attorneys and legal thinkers. Those of us who doubted Trump would take judicial nominations seriously may have some crow to eat. Especially when one looks at the names to be announced for appellate court vacancies, this is as strong a list of nominees as one could hope for.
Among the nominees to be announced tomorrow are two state supreme court justices Trump had identified as potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees: Justice Joan Larsen of Michigan and Justice David Stras of Minnesota, who are to be nominated to open seats on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 8th Circuits, respectively. It’s quite clear why the president would nominate these two jurists to appellate courts. If they were sufficiently qualified to make his Supreme Court shortlist, they’re clearly qualified for circuit courts. . .