Analysis

More Judicial Nominees In Pipeline To Fill Historic Gaps

By Michael Macagnone (May 10, 2017, 6:54 PM EDT) -- More judicial nominees at both the district and appellate levels are in the works, with senators saying the Trump administration is working with them on more potential candidates beyond the 10 announced Monday to fill the historic number of vacancies in the federal judiciary.

The nominees, who are typically determined through consultation with home-state senators, would begin to fill the 129 vacancies in the country's federal courts. A number of senators, mostly Republicans, said they have already worked with an administration team, led by White House counsel Don McGahn, to recommend candidates for openings.

President Donald Trump will have an unusual...

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