Trump 9th Circ. Pick's Lack Of Calif. Ties May Imperil Chances

Law360, Washington (March 7, 2019, 4:51 PM EST) -- Some of the complaints about Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Daniel A. Bress' nomination to the Ninth Circuit may have struck a chord with Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who said Thursday he was troubled by Bress' tenuous connections to California.

Graham, who has butted heads with Democrats over how much say they can have over circuit court nominees from their states, said during a Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday that he would have to talk to the White House over Bress' lack of ties to California. As chairman of the panel, Graham controls the proceedings of Bress' nomination and could...

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