Donald Trump releases 16th wave of judicial nominations

July 13, 2018

The president nominated five federal district court judges and one circuit judge on Friday, continuing to fulfill his campaign promise to place conservative jurists on the federal bench.

Eric D. Miller, a Seattle-based attorney and part-time law professor at the University of Washington, was tapped for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The nomination comes just three days after another one of Mr. Trump’s judicial nominees was confirmed to the 9th Circuit.

In total, Mr. Trump has had 22 circuit court judges and 19 district court judges confirmed since he took office.

The five district court nominees announced Friday include: Tessa M. Gorman for the Western District of Washington, Damon R. Leichty for the Northern District of Indiana, Kathleen M. O’Sullivan for the Western District of Washington, J. Nicholas Ranjan for the Western District of Pennsylvania and John Milton Young for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.