is delivering on conservative judicial appointment
s and he stands to make a big impact given how many vacancies the Republican Senate prevented Barack Obama f
In Arkansas, immediate attention turns to the federal district judgeship in Eastern Arkansas. Leon Holmes
is taking judicial retirement next March, which creates an opening for Trump to fill, a choice generally delegated to the U.S. senators in the state.
I mentioned on last week's Arkansas Times' podcast
that a campaign was underway to win the nomination for Chad Pekron, a lawyer at Little Rock's Quattlebaum firm
who's labored in Republican interests, notably including on the state Election Commission.
You'd have to think Bud Cummins,
Trump's Arkansas campaign manager and a former U.S. attorney famously booted by Tim Griffin's
political machinations, could be a top candidate for Trump consideration, too
. He's about to turn 58 though. Pekron is 41. These days, they like appointing people who can serve a good long while. Cummins, Pekron and Cummins' age are all mentioned in this roundup of potential Trump judicial appointees.