Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Names for the 9th

Today's DJ offers California Senators Want Koh, Guilford and Feldman for 9th Circuit Openings: The White House’s efforts to fill a raft of vacancies on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have hit a roadblock in California, where the state’s two Democratic senators appear ready to put up a fight over potential nominees. The article explains that Senators "Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris sent the names of U.S. District Judges Lucy H. Koh of San Jose and Andrew J. Guilford of Santa Ana, and securities and appellate lawyer Boris Feldman, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, to the White House for consideration as nominees to the 9th Circuit, according to a source familiar with the nomination process." But that the White House had a different slate: "Daniel Aaron Bress, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., Daniel P. Collins, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, Kenneth K. Lee, a partner at Jenner & Block in Los Angeles, Judge James E. Rogan, the former congressman who sits on the Orange County Superior Court, and Jeremy Rosen, a partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP in Burbank."