Bloomberg Law
Sept. 11, 2019, 6:03 PMUpdated: Sept. 11, 2019, 10:52 PM

Trump Appeals Court Pick Quiet on White House Legal Advice (1)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

President Donald Trump’s latest appeals court pick in the Senate spotlight drew bipartisan rebukes from lawmakers on Wednesday, after he refused to detail advice he gave as a current White House lawyer related to immigration policies like family separation.

Steven Menashi’s contested Judiciary Committee hearing, for a seat on the crucial New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, is the latest chapter in a historic Republican push to confirm judges, over objections from a vocal Democratic minority.

Though the former Kirkland & Ellis partner faced tough questions—including from one Republican senator in particular—there’s no clear indication that ...

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