Circuit Court of Appeals seat vacated by new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Circuit Court of Appeals, the seat of Justice Brett Kavanaugh," Trump continued.
Case Western University School of Law professor and Washington Post commentator Jonathan H. Adler wrote when Rao was nominated to lead the agency that "Trump's selection of Rao suggests the administration is serious about regulatory reform, not merely reducing high-profile regulatory burdens."
"The selection of a well-respected administrative law expert further suggests the administration recognizes the need to be attentive to legal constraints on administrative action and that meaningful reforms require more than issuing a few executive orders," Adler wrote, calling her Trump's "regulatory czar."
The school, formerly known simply as the George Mason University School of Law, changed its name after Scalia's death, following major gifts from an anonymous donor and the Charles Koch Foundation that insisted on the name change.