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Trump Nominees Would Create Even Split in Two Circuits

April 10, 2018, 5:58 PM

President Donald Trump announced three federal appeals court nominations today to courts that could soon have a majority of Republican appointees.

Trump nominated Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and her confirmation would create a 6-6 split of Republican and Democratic appointees. Grant will replace Judge Julie E. Carnes, a Democratic appointee who will take senior status in June.

Trump also nominated Paul Matey, who served as Deputy Chief Counsel to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and David J. Porter, a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Pittsburgh, ...