President Trump nominated Texan Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. Oldham currently serves as General Counsel to the Governor of Texas.
There was a lot of debate in the fall about whether Mississippi lost one of its three seats on the 5th Circuit. I thought we had at first, but a consensus emerged that we hadn’t.
With Oldham’s nomination, there is no 5th Circuit vacancy listed on the judicial vacancies website.
Back in the fall, Senators Wicker and Cochran promised Mississippi was going to retain its third seat.
I’m going to let this one percolate before going nuts.