September 20, 2019 News Headlines

Former Montana Solicitor General Van Dyke Nominated to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Former Montana Solicitor General Lawrence Van Dyke has been nominated by President Trump to serve on the bench at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a White House press release today, President Trump announced the nomination of the Montana State University graduate. Van Dyke has a long history of involvement with western issues, and worked in the Montana Department of Justice under Attorney General Tim Fox.

Fox talked about Van Dyke’s qualifications to serve on the 9th Circuit Court today, while thanking President Trump for Van Dyke’s nomination:

“I brought Lawrence Van Dyke onto my team when I first took office in 2013. I worked closely with him on complex, high-stakes litigation, and found him to be a jurist of the highest quality. He is a rooted westerner who will bring many talents and needed perspectives to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lawrence will be a great addition to a court that plays a critical role in much of Montana’s litigation, and I am grateful to President Trump for nominating him.”