A Williams & Connolly litigation partner who was confirmed Tuesday to a seat on a federal appeals court becomes the youngest federal judge in the country. Allison Jones Rushing was confirmed 53-44 to a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia.
The Washington Post and the Huffington Post report that Rushing is 37 years old, while BuzzFeed News reports she is 36. The National Law Journal says Rushing was 36 when she was nominated in August 2018. The discrepancy is apparently because nominees disclose their birth year but not their exact birth date in nomination materials.