Townhall | The Case for Judge Allison Jones Rushing

At 38, Allison Jones Rushing has proven herself to be a kind, thoughtful, and intelligent attorney. The nomination for the next Supreme Court Justice is quickly approaching, and Judge Rushing has the credentials and experience suitable for a Supreme Court Justice.

Most notable about Judge Rushing is that she is dedicated to her family and to her faith. She is married with two children and has a personal relationship with God that shapes every aspect of who she is. She graduated from Duke Law School and currently serves as a Judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Rushing started her legal career clerking for the then-Judge Gorsuch on the Tenth Circuit. After a clerkship with Judge Sentelle on the D.C. Circuit, Judge Rushing clerked for Justice Thomas on the Supreme Court. To this day, Judge Rushing has a close relationship with Justice Thomas, and Justice Thomas is likely to be her strongest influence on the Court. Since clerking for Justice Thomas, she was made a partner at Williams & Connolly, and later was appointed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Not only does Judge Rushing have a distinguished resume, she is also distinguished amongst her colleagues and friends, on all sides of the ideological spectrum. In support of her Fourth Circuit nomination, Judge Rushing received numerous letters from more than 100 partners at Williams & Connolly, 32 law clerks to Judge Sentelle, 25 law clerks to Justice Gorsuch, and many others. She also received a letter of support from a co-clerk from her time with the Supreme Court – an individual who worked in the chambers of every active Justice. One of Judge Rushing’s former law clerks wrote that she “sees without regard to any political or social pressure.” These letters consistently praised Judge Rushing for her intellect, work ethic, humility, kindness, and integrity. Those are qualities that should be essential to every Supreme Court Justice. In the broad legal community, Legal 500 praised Judge Rushing for her “excellent writing advocacy skills,” and Super Lawyers recognized her as one of its “Rising Stars.”

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