"I think the likelihood of an Obama nominee to the 9th Circuit getting through the Senate in this election year is close to zero," said Arthur Hellman, a University of Pittsburgh law professor and 9th Circuit expert, who nevertheless called Koh a "shrewd choice" because of her strong reputation.(If Judge Koh is elevated, she will be able to address Rule 8.548 requests to her husband's court!)
See also in the NLJ: Playing the Circuit Court Numbers Game: Dwindling chances the Obama administration's picks for federal appeals slots will win Senate approval.Today's DJ reports in State Appellate Justice to Retire, that after 20 years on the bench, Justice Jeffrey King will join JAMS.
The MetNews reports that DAG Kim Nguyen--who previously worked as a staff attorney in the 2d DCA--has announced a run for an LASC seat. See Deputy D.A, Deputy A.G. File for Superior Court Seat.
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