Trump Officials Look to Southern Attorneys General to Fill Court Vacancies


A man walks in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in New Orleans. The federal appeals court in New Orleans is considering whether a Texas law puts up an unconstitutional obstacle to women seeking abortions. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

While states are a source for judicial picks, the federal Justice Department remains the biggest proving ground, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice.


“That’s where the smartest and most ambitious lawyers who are thinking about being a judge some day go, but second to that, they go to state AG offices,” Mr. Levey said.


Beyond judicial picks, Mr. Trump has also tapped Republican state officials for executive branch posts...


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