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How Senior Status Vacancies Will Shape The 4th Circ.

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 12:14 PM EST) -- By this time next year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will likely have two new judges, due to the vacancies created by Judge Dennis W. Shedd and Judge William B. Traxler taking senior status. Judge Shedd assumed senior status on Jan. 30, 2018, and Judge Traxler will do the same at the end of August 2018. These vacancies mark President Trump’s first opportunity to affect the composition of the Fourth Circuit, a court currently dominated by judges appointed by President Clinton and President Obama....
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