Bloomberg Law
Nov. 14, 2019, 7:31 PMUpdated: Nov. 14, 2019, 11:32 PM

Trump Flips New York-Based 2nd Circuit as Menashi Confirmed (2)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder
Reporter

White House lawyer Steven Menashi was confirmed Nov. 14 to the New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, giving that court a majority of judges appointed by Republican presidents.

The Republican-led Senate cleared the former Kirkland & Ellis partner and Samuel Alito clerk for the lifetime appointment, 51 to 41.

Menashi becomes the 46th circuit judge appointed by President Donald Trump, who has made good on his campaign pledge to reshape the federal courts with younger conservatives.

Menashi, 40, moved swiftly through the Senate although the confirmation process was one of the more contentious for a Trump ...

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