Should lawyer who defended NC GOP on voter ID and redistricting be a federal judge? Trump and NC senators say yes


Should lawyer who defended NC GOP on voter ID and redistricting be a federal judge? Trump and NC senators say yes

Thomas Farr, the Triangle-based attorney who represented Republican legislators in the lawsuits challenging their voter ID law and redistricting maps, has been nominated by the president to fill a vacancy on the federal court bench in Eastern North Carolina.

The judicial post is in the U.S. Eastern District of North Carolina, a 44-county region spanning from Raleigh to the coast.

The White House announced President Donald Trump’s plans to nominate Farr in a news release on Thursday.

Political conflict over previous nominations by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama has caused the seat to be the …

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