In describing her judicial philosophy on her campaign website, Justice Larsen wrote, "J$3 udges should interpret the laws according to what they say, not according to what the judges wish they would say".
Joan Larsen is President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from MI. The appeals court selections were described by the person on condition of anonymity.
Damien Schiff, a senior attorney at the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, for the Court of Federal Claims.
There are 129 open seats on the federal courts - making up about 14 percent of all active lower court judgeships - and 21 upcoming vacancies have already been announced.
Three of the five are former law clerks for either Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia or Justice Clarence Thomas, who for a quarter century were the two most conservative justices.
Trump is set to announce Monday that he has picked Larsen to fill an opening on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the newspaper reported.
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Moreover, it would create an awkward dynamic at high-level worldwide gatherings like the G7 and G20 summits. President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision soon on whether to exit the Paris Agreement .
Sources close to the process said Mr. Trump will nominate Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen and Louisville, Kentucky attorney John K. Bush to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the 8th Circuit; University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit, and Alabama lawyer Kevin Newsom to the 11th Circuit.
Larsen taught at U-M for more than 10 years.
At the University of Michigan School of Law, Justice Larsen's research and teaching interests include constitutional law, global law, the judicial system, and separation of powers.
Trump has already made one federal appeals court nomination, selecting federal district judge Amul Thapar for a seat on the 6th Circuit.
Trump's move - which will take his total number of judicial nominees to 12 - marks the administration's first attempt at making a sizable dent in the large number of vacancies across the federal judiciary.