Allison Jones Rushing (’04) nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals

by on August 28, 2018

Allison Jones Rushing (’04) of Washington, D.C. has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. A native of North Carolina, she is a partner with Williams and Connolly LLP, with her practice focusing on appellate, constitutional and regulatory cases. After graduating from Duke University School of Law, she clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch when he was on the 10th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, then-Chief Judge David Sentelle on the appeals court’s D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At Wake Forest, Rushing was a summa cum laude double major in music and political science and was Phi Beta Kappa. She was executive editor of the Duke Law Journal. She is the second Wake Forest alumna chosen for the appeals court this summer. Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Cagle Grant (’00) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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