Trump nominates Fil-Am for Solicitor General
In Washington DC, President Donald Trump has nominated a Filipino American lawyer to be the government’s top advocate before the Supreme Court.
Trump has tapped Fil-Am Noel Francisco to be his Solicitor General.
Francisco has been serving in that job already, in an acting capacity.
Francisco previously worked at the Jones Day Law Firm. His credentials include arguing three high-profile cases before the Supreme Court.
The most recent case was a victory, in which he got corruption charges thrown out against Virginia Republican Governor Robert McDonnell.
Francisco was also a White House lawyer from 2001 to 2003, and legal counsel for the Justice Department from 2003 to 2005
Both jobs were under former President George W. Bush.
If Francisco is confirmed by the Senate, there will be at least 3 Filipino Americans serving in high profile positions in President Trump’s administration.
These include White House assistant Press Secretary, Ninio Fetalvo and Joyce Yamat Meyer, who serves as deputy assistant to the President, and House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs.