That’s how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is going to look if President Barack Obama’s latest nominations can win Senate confirmation. Another Munger partner, Paul Watford, was confirmed to the court last year.
Obama nominated Munger partners Michelle Friedland, 41, and John Owens, 42, to the Ninth Circuit on Thursday. Each is described by colleagues as extremely intelligent, committed lawyers with impeccable credentials for the bench. Each also did prestigious clerkships for Republican- and Democratic-appointed appellate judges.
But their nominations come at the apex of Senate toxicity over the nomination process, and both seem likely to face some level of resistance from GOP senators.
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