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.