Another Slate Of Nominations

To the Eighth Circuit: Ralph R. Erickson, currently U.S. District Judge for the District of North Dakota. Previous service in North Dakota state trial court. J.D. from University of North Dakota.

To the Tenth Circuit: Allison H. Eid, Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Former Solicitor General of Colorado. Holds tenure at University of Colorado School of Law. Arnold & Porter. J.D. from University of Chicago.

To the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: (1) Michael P. Allen, professor of law and director of Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Law Institute. Ropes & Gray. J.D. from Columbia. (2) Amanda L. Meredith. Staff counsel for U.S. Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs; has worked in administrative capacity for this court. J.D. from SUNY-Buffalo. (3) Joseph L. Toth. Associate Federal public defender in Eastern District of Wisconsin. Navy JAG, formerly stationed with the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law.

To the U.S. District Court for District of Columbia: (1) Dabney L. Friedrich. Commissioner on U.S Sentencing Commission, counsel to President George W. Bush and Senator Orrin Hatch. Federal prosecutorial service for DoJ at large, E.D. Virginia, and S.D. California. J.D. from Yale. (2) Timothy Kelly. Counsel to Chuck Grassley on national security and crime. Federal prosecutor for D.C. District, Arnold & Porter. J.D. from Georgetown. (3) Trevor McFadden. Currently prosecutor in DoJ. Previous work in compliance department at Baker & McKenzie. Was a deputy sheriff. J.D. from Virginia.

To the United States Court of Federal Claims: Stephen S. Schwartz. Schaerr Duncan LLP, previously at a public interest firm and Kirkland & Ellis. J.D. from University of Chicago.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous. Practices Law. Lives in Southern California. Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. Homebrewer. Atheist. No Partisan Preference. Likes: respectful and intelligent dialogue, good wine, the Green Bay Packers, and puppies. Dislikes: mass-produced barley pop, magical thinking, ketchup, and insincere people. Follow him on Twitter at @burtlikko, and on Flipboard at Burt Likko.

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