Tag Archives: Judicial Nominations

Roundup of links discussing the Gorsuch nomination

As you have doubtless heard by now, President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, of our very own Tenth Circuit, to fill the Supreme Court seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia until his death last February. About five years ago … Continue reading

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Breaking: Gov. Martinez appoints Stephen French to NM Court of Appeals

I have it on good authority that Governor Martinez will appoint respected Albuquerque lawyer Stephen French to the New Mexico Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by Judge Cynthia Fry’s retirement. Congratulations to Judge French! UPDATE: KRQE has … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court rejects former judge’s argument that she wasn’t up for retention in 2014

After the voters declined to retain her in the 2014 general election, Judge Sheri Raphaelson of the First Judicial District Court took the position that she should not have been subjected to a retention election in the first place. Judge … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Judge Carolyn McHugh to Tenth Circuit

Today the Senate voted 98-0 to confirm Utah Court of Appeals Judge Carolyn McHugh to the Tenth Circuit. Thomas Burr has this story about today’s events in the Salt Lake Tribune. For my previous posts on Judge McHugh’s nomination, please see … Continue reading

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“Senate set to elevate Utah judge to 10th Circuit”

According to this report by Thomas Burr in the Salt Lake Tribune, the Senate is likely to confirm Judge Carolyn McHugh of the Utah Court of Appeals to the Tenth Circuit. You can read my previous posts about President Obama’s … Continue reading

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“Utahn lauded as 10th Circuit appeals court pick”

How Appealing has this post about yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Utah Court of Appeals Presiding Judge Carolyn McHugh, who seems likely to be our next judge on the Tenth Circuit. You can read my earlier post about Presiding Judge … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Wyoming AG Gregory Phillips to the Tenth Circuit

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips’ nomination to the Tenth Circuit by a vote of 88-0.  He will be taking the seat held by Judge Terrence O’Brien, who has taken senior … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate schedules vote for Wyoming AG’s nomination to the Tenth Circuit

The Caspar Star-Tribune has this report stating that the U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote on July 8 on Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips’ nomination to serve on the Tenth Circuit. H/T to How Appealing. For more information, see my … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Judge Robert Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit

The Blog of the Legal Times has this report on the Senate’s 93-0 vote to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit.  Although Judge Bacharach’s nomination seems to have been uncontroversial, he still had to wait over 260 … Continue reading

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President Obama nominates Wyoming AG to Tenth Circuit

President Obama today nominated Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Alan Phillips to the Tenth Circuit.  The White House’s official announcement states: Gregory Alan Phillips has served as Wyoming’s Attorney General since March 2011.  As Attorney General, he is the chief law … Continue reading

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