Trump nom­i­nates lawyer for key court seat

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

WASHINGTON — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has tapped one of his own White House at­tor­neys for a judge­ship on an im­por­tant fed­eral ap­peals court.

The White House an­nounced Thurs­day that Gre­gory Kat­sas has been nom­i­nated to serve on the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the District of Columbia Cir­cuit.

Kat­sas is a for­mer Jus­tice Depart­ment of­fi­cial now serv­ing as deputy White House coun­sel. His con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing is sure to be dom­i­nated by ques­tions from se­na­tors about the many le­gal con­tro­ver­sies of Trump’s first seven months in of­fice.

The court is some­times called the na­tion’s sec­ond-high­est be­cause many of its judges have as­cended to the Supreme Court just a few blocks away.

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