Alston, Ogletree Attys Among Latest Trump Judge Picks

Law360, Los Angeles (July 13, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump announced 11 new judicial candidates across five states on Thursday, including a partner from Alston & Bird LLP in Georgia and an Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder in North Carolina.

The candidates to fill vacancies in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma include four sitting judges and seven practicing attorneys.

The nominations are the fifth wave Trump has announced at a crucial time for judicial vacancies. Government records show 125 federal court vacancies after four of Trump's previous picks...
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