Judge Danny J. Boggs recently took senior status, creating a second vacancy on the Sixth Circuit. Judge Boggs has served the Court for over 30 years, including as Chief Judge, and he was appointed by President Reagan. Recent press reports highlight Judge Boggs’ career and accomplishments. But perhaps Judge Boggs is most famous for the notoriously difficult quizzes that he gives to aspiring law clerks. Try your hand at one and see how you would fare!
Both vacancies on the Sixth Circuit are from Kentucky (in addition to Judge Boggs, former Judge Martin’s seat remains vacant), which will give the new administration the chance to appoint two new judges. As we previously reported, Eastern District of Kentucky Judge Amul Thapar is likely on the short list for a Sixth Circuit appointment (given that he was on Trump’s Supreme Court short list).