President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees, etc... (3/1/19)

Only a few judicial nominees in this group, plus United States Marshal and United States Attorney nominees.

3 Article III District Judges and 2 Article I Judges of the Court of Federal Claims.

No circuit judge nominees in this group.

Only the 5 Judge nominees quoted below.

(Note to mods: As a work of the United States Government, the following material is in the public domain. Attribution is given to the White House Press Office.)

Robert J. Colville of Pennsylvania, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Robert Colville is a judge on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, where he currently presides over a civil litigation calendar, including complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining the bench in 2000, Judge Colville practiced at Piertragallo, Bosick & Gordon, where he handled all manner of civil litigation, including products liability and insurance defense cases. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Colville clerked for Justice Ralph J. Cappy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Judge Colville received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Stephanie L. Haines of Pennsylvania, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Stephanie Haines is an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Haines serves as the sole prosecutor in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Branch Office and handles a wide variety of federal criminal matters. Ms. Haines has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Ms. Haines was a member of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where she served as both a prosecutor and defense appellate specialist. Ms. Haines remains a reserve member of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Ms. Haines received her J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law and her B.A. from Juniata College.

Jason K. Pulliam of Texas, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Jason Pulliam is Of Counsel with Prichard Young, where his practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Pulliam served as a Justice on Texas’ Fourth Court of Appeals and a judge for the Bexar County Court at Law, handling both civil and criminal matters. Mr. Pulliam has also served as a member of the United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as defense counsel. Mr. Pulliam received his J.D., cum laude , from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and an M.A. and B.A., cum laude , from Brooklyn College.

Matthew H. Solomson of Maryland, to serve as Judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Matthew Solomson is Chief Legal Officer for the Federal Government Solutions business unit of Anthem, Inc. Prior to joining Anthem in 2015, Mr. Solomson served as Associate General Counsel at Booz Allen Hamilton, in private practice at various Washington, D.C., law firms, and as a Trial Attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Solomson served as a law clerk to Judge Francis M. Allegra of the Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Solomson received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business, and his B.A., cum laude , from Brandeis University.

David A. Tapp of Kentucky, to serve as Judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. David Tapp is a judge on the Kentucky Court of Justice’s 28th Judicial Circuit. While on the court, Judge Tapp has served as Chairman of the Circuit Judges Education Committee and a volunteer drug court judge. Before joining the bench in 2005, Judge Tapp was both a solo practitioner and prosecutor in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Judge Tapp received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, his M.S. from Chaminade University, and his B.A. from Morehead State University.

No Harvard or Yale? :+1:

…right, wrong or indifferent…Trump doesn’t hesitate in making decisions.

Which is a problem. There is nothing wrong in being decisive but time and time again Trump has a knee jerk reaction and makes a decision only to have to walk it back later.

If a CEO of a publicly traded company provided leadership in the style of Trump they would not be CEO for very long.

It’s the bottom line that determines that more than their managing style.

4 bankruptcies prove his style is ineffective

If you truly believe that, I recommend you stay away from entering the business world as an entrepreneur.

Please tell me that you dont really think that management style and leadership does not impact the bottom line?

Effective leadership and management at all levels is key to the success of any business. The leadership of senior leadership permeates through the entire organization. For example if a leader through their own actions allows a culture of harassment and bullying to exist then that will have a very real detrimental impact to the bottom line.

If employees do not feel valued by their senior leadership or of they feel they have poor leadership they will do the absolute bare minimum which impacts productivity and ultimately profits. You will also lose the best staff to organizations which have a healthier leadership style and culture.

There is no doubt in my mind if Trump’s organization had gone public he would have been ousted by the board a long time ago.

My grandfather ran a business for 50 years. Never filed bankruptcy. It was a very successful business.

I’d say his style was effective.

Your grandfater only had 1 business correct?

How many does Trump have?

Yes, one business.

So Trump starts and takes over several businesses, and due to bad business practices, he’s forced to file bankruptcy.

Gets more money from his Dad, and instead of managing fewer businesses and learning his lesson, he continues to manage more businesses. Due to more bad business practices, he’s forced to file bankruptcy again.

Repeat two more times.

Sounds like Trump repeats the same mistakes over and over again. Doesn’t learn.

So the Airline industry is a bad mistake and no one can learn in that industry (how many airline companies have filed BK over the years, some repeatedly), auto industry same thing. Casio’s – again same thing. Investment firms you name it.

And yet DT has only had 4 BK filings (using you as a source here) over how many years of business and how many properties and companies?

Other than in a couple of isolated cases, such as the Supreme Court nominations, I seriously doubt Trump made any “decision” at all, and that is actually a good thing. For the most part, the White House Counsel’s Office negotiates with Senators in arranging nominations. I seriously doubt Trump has more than a trivial role in the process, other than affixing his signature to the nominations and sending them to the Senate.

Which does NOT reflect badly on Trump. Non-attorney President’s generally have a low level of direct involvement in judicial nominations. Generally their counselors, who are experts in such things, handle judicial nominations.

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Of much more import…

No Cooley grads or Florida Coastal grads. :smile:

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You can come up with onesy, twosey examples and that’s fine but I was referring to a business tool that’s honest. Is it everything? Nope…but it removes the bull feces.

I don’t disagree my friend. Bankruptcy is shameful but sometimes a necessary tool in business. Many can not overcome it. Some can. Trump did…so you look at the whole. There were 4 bankruptcies…how many ventures were successful and to what amount as to what was lost?

I disagree on the import, but defer to your expertise.

I agree. Surround yourself with great people and listen. On the other hand Trump’s naivity is a bad thing and I present Rod Rosenstein as a token of my evidence.

Leadership and culture in an organzation are critical aspects not just onesy twosy examples.

He does have several businesses that were and are successful.

To look at the whole: When he filed for bankruptcy, how many small businesses that were working for him, as a contractor, or whatever, that ended up closing because they were never paid? Having such a large business has a ripple effect on others when his business has to file for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy should be used when all else cannot help keep the business solvent.

Would you hire a contractor who filed bankruptcy 4 times? I certainly would not. Clearly the contractor has problems keeping the business in the black.