[39] Joan Larsen, Bar Group is Wrong, Presidents can Interpret Laws They Sign, Detroit News, Sept. 13, 2006, https://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo/pdf/Documents/06_09_september_bargroup.pdf. Now what? Larsen has spent the vast majority of her legal career either in academia or on the bench. [16]  While a majority of the Michigan Supreme Court found that state law barred recovery, Larsen, joined by Justice David Viviano, dissented. 11/01/2017 - Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. And starting in 2019 we’ll be tracking Congress’s oversight investigations of the executive branch. [12], From 2002 to 2003, Larsen worked as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at OLC, essentially advising the Bush White House on the legality of its actions. [28]  In Covenant Medical Center v. State Farm, Larsen joined Justice Brian Zahra in holding that healthcare providers couldn’t sue no-fault insurers for PIP benefits. [34]  Specifically, Larsen argues that the bar should only be applied against evidence presented by the prosecution, and that barring the use of specific act evidence by a defendant prejudices a their ability to present a complete defense. As a college student, Larsen stuffed envelopes and made phone calls for the presidential campaign of then-Senator Joe Biden. Date Received from President. Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? 0 . 1283, 1309-16 (2004). [6]  While Larsen reportedly did not solicit the mention, she nonetheless recused herself from a challenge to Trump’s electoral win by Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein. Snyder Appoints Joan Larsen to Supreme Court, Michigan Supreme Court Justices Recuse Themselves from Recount Case, Press Release, White House, President Donald J. Trump Announced Judicial Candidate Nominations (May 8, 2017) (on file at, See Democratic and Republican Candidates for Supreme Court, University Boards, Viviano, Larsen Win Re-Election to Mich. Supreme Court, UM Law Professor Joan Larsen Named to Michgan [sic] Supreme Court”. [30] Id. You are encouraged to reuse any material on this site. Bar Group is Wrong, Presidents can Interpret Laws They Sign, Justice Breyer: The Case Against ‘Originalists’. [7] Kathleen Gray, Michigan Supreme Court Justices Recuse Themselves from Recount Case, Detroit Free Press, Dec. 9, 2016, http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/09/michigan-supreme-court-recount/95194974/. A Bankruptcy Judge? We hope to enable educators to build lesson plans centered around any bill or vote in Congress, even those as recent as yesterday. [22] Yono v. Dept’ of Transp., 885 N.W.2d 445 (Mich 2016). Members of Congress side together for many reasons beside being in the same political party, especially so for less prominent legislation or legislation specific to a certain region. While she interviewed with White House Counsel Don McGahn, Larsen’s name did not come from Michigan’s senators, and was not pre-cleared with them. Peter Joseph Phipps is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. During the first eight months of his presidency, he nominated approximately 50 judges, a significantly higher number than any other recent president had made by that point in his presidency. Use this study guide to find out. By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 11/1/2017. In the Senate some votes are not about legislation at all, since the Senate must vote to confirm presidential nominations to certain federal positions. After graduating, Larsen clerked for Judge David Sentelle at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. 152758). [7] Kathleen Gray, Michigan Supreme Court Justices Recuse Themselves from Recount Case, Detroit Free Press, Dec. 9, 2016, http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/09/michigan-supreme-court-recount/95194974/. Larsen attended Northwestern University School of Law, graduating first in her class in 1993. If senators can answer that question in the negative, there is no reason to oppose her nomination. v. State Farm Mut. [15], A hearing on Larsen's nomination before the Senate Judiciary Committee was held on September 6, 2017. If you don’t already know who your Members of Congress are you can find them by entering your address here. After taking office, he nominated Neil Gorsuch to succeed Scalia, and Gorsuch was confirmed in April 2017. 390 (1999).

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[26] See Deacon v. Pandora, 885 N.W.2d 628 (Mich. 2016) (holding that plaintiff did not constitute a “customer” of Pandora’s for the purpose of seeking damages for publicly disclosing his personal information). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors. After getting a B.A. Record Vote Number: 257. Circuit, and then for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Joan Louise Larsen was born in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa in December 1968. Bar Group is Wrong, Presidents can Interpret Laws They Sign, Justice Breyer: The Case Against ‘Originalists’.

8 . 11/01/2017 - Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. Larsen helped formulate the theory of damages that secured a $381 million judgment for her client. After getting a B.A. Henry William Saad is a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals and a former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was formerly a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. (I’ll focus on the first panel, as Parker and Campbell skated through and will be confirmed easily). The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). 390 (1999). [33] See id. Larsen attended Northwestern University School of Law, graduating first in her class in 1993.

She is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Additionally, many of Larsen’s writings show an endorsement of originalism as the primary source of constitutional interpretation. [21], Yono v. Dep’t of Transportation – The key question in this case was whether the government could be held liable for an injury that occurred on a parallel parking lane on a highway.

Co. , __ N.W.2d __ (Mich. 2017) (No. Allison Blair Jones Rushing is an American attorney and jurist serving as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She notes that the statement essentially says: “if the circumstances arose in which the law would prevent him from protecting the nation, he would choose the nation over the statute.”[41]  Larsen’s endorsement of the use of signing statements in such a context reinforces her broad view of presidential powers and prerogatives. The Judiciary; Latest Action. Additionally, with the emoluments clause suits proceeding against President Trump, senators may also raise Larsen’s writings on the related incompatibility clause.

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He is a former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. [2] While at Northwestern, she served as articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review . One of her earliest articles, her law review note at Northwestern, explores the bar on using specific acts to show propensity in criminal cases. How well do you understand this vote? As such, the seat will not open on the court until Larsen’s confirmation. What might have determined how the roll call came out in this case? [16] See In re Application of Consumers Energy Co., 876 N.W.2d 566 (Mich. 2016). In 1996, Larsen drafted and edited policy papers for the presidential campaign of then-Sen. Bob Dole. [6]  While Larsen reportedly did not solicit the mention, she nonetheless recused herself from a challenge to Trump’s electoral win by Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein. [36]  Larsen and co-author Prof. Steven Calabresi argued that this clause was an essential guard of presidential power and prerogatives. During her legal studies, she served as articles editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. [19]  Rather, Larsen found that jurisdiction is determined by the initial good-faith allegation of damages in the complaint. , 884 N.W.2d 561 (Mich 2016) (holding that a defendant who forged signatures on a nominating petition, could be charged with felony forgery). [9] Emily Lawlor, See Democratic and Republican Candidates for Supreme Court, University Boards, MLive.com, Aug. 28, 2016, http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/see_democratic_and_republican.html. Auto. McKeague, a Republican who was tapped for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan by President George H.W. Follow @govtrack on Twitter for posts about legislative activity and other information we’re tracking, and some commentary. [31] Assoc. 05/08/2017 ; Committee. Michael Hun Park is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. [27]  For example, in Hecht v. Nat’l Heritage Acads., Larsen joined an opinion by Chief Justice Robert Young vacating a grant of damages to a white teacher who was terminated based on racial bias.

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Co., __ N.W.2d __ (Mich. 2017) (No. [13]  While Larsen has insisted that she was not involved in the drafting of those documents, the ACLU claims that she is the author of a classified memo on habeas corpus rights, and may be involved in more high profile discussions. [43] See, e.g., Joan L. Larsen, Ancient Juries and Modern Judges: Originalism’s Uneasy Relationship with the Jury, 71 Ohio St. L.J.

Auto. Similarly, in an op-ed with the Detroit News, Larsen defended the use of presidential signing statements. On May 8, 2017, President Trump nominated Larsen to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, to the seat soon to be vacated by Judge David McKeague. [3] She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel from January 2002 to May 2003 in the administration of President George W. Bush. Launched in 2004, GovTrack helps everyone learn about and track the activities of the United States Congress.

She is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has been placed on a list of potential nominees by President Trump to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.