Parsons Comments on How to Argue Before Trump’s Judicial Picks

10 September 2019 Law360 News
Senior Counsel Ryan Parsons was quoted in a Law360 article, “Bold New Bench: How Trump’s Judges Are Changing The Law,” about how President Trump’s judicial appointees are transforming the federal courts for a generation or more.
Parsons said he tailored his argument in a recent appeal of his client’s pension case to the judicial philosophy of two members of the three-judge panel that heard the case – both recent Trump appointees who have demonstrated a penchant for “textualism,” a method of judicial interpretation in which judges look primarily to the precise wording of a disputed statute or contract over other factors. “I knew that those judges would be receptive to that argument,” he said.

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