Thursday, September 05, 2019
Stanley Marcus to take senior status
Big news out of the 11th Circuit today. Judge Stanley Marcus announced that he will be taking senior status meaning that Donald Trump will get to appoint another judge to that court. Although Marcus was appointed by President Clinton, he is known for siding with the conservative wing of the court, especially on criminal justice issues so it’s not altogether clear that a Trump appointee will move the already very conservative court more to the right. With Marcus’ announcement, that means that Trump has two seats to fill on the 11th (Tjoflat also recently announced his retirement). Both seats will be filled from Florida.