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Trump Taps First Circuit Pick as White House Term Wanes

Nov. 13, 2020, 10:38 PM

Donald Trump has resumed one of his most successful priorities as president, the appointment of federal judges, and the Republican-led Senate is poised to act before his term is up in January.

The White House on Friday named Judge Raul M. Arias-Marxuach to fill the seat vacated by Judge Juan R. Torruella after his death.

Arias-Marxuach is currently a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, a seat he was appointed to by Trump in 2019.

Arias-Marxuach’s nomination adds to one other appeals court nomination in the queue for Trump as he continues to...

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