An empty podium at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

The White House announced thirteen new judicial nominees Wednesday evening, continuing President Donald Trump’s aggressive push to confirm judges to the federal bench.

The nominations include five picks for appeals courts, and eight for trial court seats, and includes a Big Law presence. All of the nominees on Wednesday’s list are also men.

The president put forth Patrick Bumatay, a California-based federal prosecutor, for a seat on the Ninth Circuit. Bumatay is currently serving as a counselor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on criminal issues, including the opioid crisis and transnational organized crime.

Trump also nominated two people from prominent law firms to the Ninth Circuit: Daniel Collins, a Munger, Tolles & Olson partner focused on appellate matters and a former Justice Antonin Scalia clerk, and Kenneth Kiyul Lee, a partner at Jenner & Block. Lee, a former lawyer in the George W. Bush White House, also focuses on appellate litigation and internal investigations.

Three of were nominated to seats in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California: Stanley Blumenfeld, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge currently assigned to the Felony Trial Court; Jeremy Rosen, an L.A.-based partner at Horvitz & Levy; and Mark Scarsi, managing partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy’s Los Angeles office.

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