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Trump Names Pick to Replace Amy Coney Barrett on Seventh Circuit

Oct. 22, 2020, 12:49 AM

President Donald Trump wasted no time naming a circuit court replacement for Amy Coney Barrett, who hasn’t even been confirmed to the Supreme Court yet.

Trump plans to nominate Thomas L. Kirsch, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, to the seat previously occupied by Barrett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the White House announced Wednesday.

Before becoming a prosecutor in 2017, Kirsch was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP where he focused on commercial litigation and corporate investigations. Kirsch also worked at the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy in 2006 ...

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