Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court leaves a vacancy on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, giving President Trump the opportunity to put another constitutionalist on one of the most important benches in America. The president has nominated Neomi Rao to fill that post.
At age 45, Neomi Rao is a rising star in the conservative movement. She clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, then went on to distinguish herself as the founder of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Currently she serves as the administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In her current role, Neomi has led the Trump administration’s tremendously successful effort to rein in the regulatory state, rolling back 20 regulations for every new regulation added to the books.
Neomi was recently honored with The Heritage Foundation’s 2018 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award for her remarkable achievements since interning at Heritage. The DC Circuit is known as “the farm team” for Supreme Court nominees, and if confirmed, Rao would surely be a future contender.
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