Overview: Judge Justin Walker, Nominee to the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

In April 2020, President Trump nominated Judge Justin Walker, currently serving on the U.S. District Court in Kentucky, to a pending vacancy on the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below is information on Judge Walker and the D.C. Circuit:

The D.C. Circuit

- The U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is the most important court in the nation after the Supreme Court. It hears many of the cases that determine the limits on the authority of the president and the rest of the executive branch and the relationship between the three branches.

- As a law professor, Justin Walker's scholarship focused on issues – including administrative law, separation of powers, and national security – that commonly come before the D.C. Circuit.

- Because of the D.C.