Never before can I recall the Order List being more interesting.
Eleven new nominations to federal courts. Two of them alumni of Arnold & Porter, three with service as Congressional advisory counsel.
A decidedly imperfect theory of self defense.
Another way lawyering is just plain different on the other side of the pond.
Dude! The citation we’ve all been waiting for.
An attorney in private practice who takes up ten percent of the Supreme Court’s docket is pretty much a hero no matter how you slice it. Meet America’s top lawyer.
Unlike a legislature or even an executive, a judicial officer is obliged to explain the reasoning underlying a judicial action.
Maybe a hero is someone whose conduct and actions are an example the rest of us should aspire to follow. Or, maybe a hero is someone whose deeds make a difference, who changes things for the better. By either definition, Zainab Ahmad is a hero.
Ten federal court nominations were made today by President Trump. I see three things they all have in common: good-to-great academic credentials, age in their forties, and some palpable connection to the Federalist Society or other right-of-center legal groups. They…