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Trump, McConnell Keep Up Drive to Fill Up Courts Amid Outbreak

April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

The coronavirus crisis hasn’t slowed President Donald Trump’s drive to stock the federal courts with conservative judges.

Trump this week moved to fill the only two open federal appeals court slots, nominating a pair of outspoken conservatives and drawing new protests from liberal groups.

The latest is Justin Walker, whom Trump said Friday he would nominate for a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Walker, 37, made his mark in 2018 by forcefully defending then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his divisive Supreme Court confirmation battle. Walker called Kavanaugh “a fighter for conservative ...