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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.