William Nardini easily was confirmed Nov. 7 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inching it closer to a majority of judges appointed by Republican presidents.
The court would “flip” if the Senate confirms White House lawyer Steven Menashi, whose controversial nomination is scheduled for the first of two possible votes on Nov. 12.
President Donald Trump already flipped the Pennsylvania-based Third Circuit in his historic push to reshape the federal judiciary with conservative judges.
Nardini‘s bipartisan confirmation, 86 to 2, represents another milestone for the administration. Trump has filled a quarter of the 179 ...