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Trump just got the chance to pick another judge for the influential appeals court in D.C.

Mar 05, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

The surprising retirement announcement Thursday of a judge on the influential appeals court in Washington gives President Trump another opportunity to make his mark on the federal judiciary.

Judge Thomas B. Griffith told court officials he plans to retire in September just two months before the 2020 presidential election. The announcement clears the way for Trump to add a third judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which has been a pipeline for nominees to the Supreme Co...