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US: Williams & Connolly partner among Trump’s latest Circuit Court picks

 |  August 27, 2018

The White House has announced a new slate of judicial nominees for lifetime federal judgeships, including two picks for appellate court seats and two for trial courts.

Allison Jones Rushing, a partner in Williams & Connolly‘s Washington, DC, office, was named Monday afternoon, August 27, as the White House’s choice to join the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. A North Carolinian, her practice focuses on appellate and constitutional issues, as well as regulatory challenges. She previously clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, as well as Neil Gorsuch when he was a judge on the Tenth Circuit. She also clerked for former Chief Judge David Sentelle on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

President Donald Trump also nominated Bridget Shelton Bade, currently a federal magistrate judge in Arizona, for the Ninth Circuit. Before working at the trial court, she handled civil and appellate matters as an assistant US attorney for the district of Arizona.

The Trump administration has eyed Bade for some time as a possible replacement for Judge Barry Silverman, who sits on the circuit court in Phoenix, Arizona, and announced he would take senior status in October 2015.

J.P. Boulee, currently a judge on the DeKalb County Georgia Superior Court, and James Cain Jr., a founding member of Louisiana firm Loftin, Cain & LeBlame, were both picked for the trial courts in the Northern District of Georgia and the Western District of Louisiana, respectively.

Full Content: The Washington TimesLaw 360

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