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Trump gets to fill yet another vacancy on powerful Atlanta court

September 6, 2019

President Donald Trump has yet another seat to fill on the federal appeals court in Atlanta, giving him the chance to appoint almost half of the court’s judges during his first term in office.


Judge Stanley Marcus became the latest member of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to tell Trump he will take senior status with a reduced caseload. Marcus said he will become a senior judge when his successor is sworn into office or on March 2, whichever comes first.


The 73-year-old jurist first served on the U.S. District Court bench in Miami from 1985 to 1997, when he was elevated to the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.



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