ABSTRACT

President Biden's U.S. Circuit Court Nominees (As of August 31, 2021): Overview and Comparative Analysis [September 16, 2021]   [open pdf - 810KB]

From the Document: "This Insight provides, as of August 31, 2021, demographic and other background information related to President Biden's U.S. circuit court nominees. It also provides comparative historical data for the U.S. circuit court nominees of his three immediate predecessors (Presidents Trump, Obama, and George W. Bush). A circuit court [hyperlink] determines whether or not the law was applied correctly by a trial court [hyperlink] or by a federal administrative agency. A President's nominees to U.S. circuit court vacancies have often been of particular interest to the Senate given that circuit courts are often the first and final level of appeal for many cases heard in the federal judicial system [hyperlink] (barring a relatively rare decision by the U.S. Supreme Court [hyperlink] to accept an appeal to review a decision by a circuit court)."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11753
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Date:
2021-09-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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