Farr gets another crack at North Carolina federal judgeship


Farr gets another crack at North Carolina federal judgeship

The chief private attorney who defended North Carolina redistricting maps and a voter identification law authored by Republican state legislators that got struck down is getting another chance at a federal judgeship vacant for more than 11 years.

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Thomas Farr as a U.S. District Court judge for a region covering 44 counties from Raleigh to the coast. Farr has backing from both of North Carolina’s Republican U.S. senators — a key requirement to advance a president nominee from a particular state.

Farr “is widely respected as one of the …

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