Bloomberg Law
Sept. 20, 2019, 5:10 PMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 PM

Openly Gay Prosecutor Among Two Planned Ninth Circuit Nominees (2)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

Patrick Bumatay, an openly gay prosecutor, is among two attorneys President Donald Trump said he plans to nominate to the appeals court where his administration has fought and will continue to fight some of its toughest legal battles, including on immigration.

The nominations of Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit prompted the usual heated reaction from both sides of the aisle that has defined contentious nomination fights, while a gay rights group that doesn’t oppose Bumatay called into question VanDyke’s selection. It pointed to an article he wrote putting homosexual “rights” in ...

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