Senate Confirms Katsas to Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C.

November 28, 2017

Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, said the courts are an attractive venue for challenging Mr. Trump “because a majority of the district and circuit courts seats are still held by Democratic appointees, whereas the other two branches of government are controlled by Republicans.”


“It is part of the larger self-styled ‘resistance’ — that is, the effort of progressive opponents of the president to fight him at every turn,” he said.


Democrats worry Mr. Katsas‘ won’t be independent of the president, whom he served as deputy White House counsel.


Mr. Katsas told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing last month he worked on the president’s travel ban policy, the voter integrity commission, challenges to Mr. Trump’s business arrangements under the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, immigration policy and the Obamacare contraception mandate — all issues that are pending in the circuit...


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