Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate:
James Patrick Arguelles, of California, to serve as a Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
James Patrick Arguelles currently serves as a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento County, California. Before taking the bench in 2010, Judge Arguelles was a Partner at Stevens, O’Connell & Jacobs, LLP, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, and in private practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Judge Arguelles is also a Military Judge in the United States Army Reserve. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Arguelles served as a law clerk to Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Judge Arguelles earned his B.S., as a Distinguished Graduate, from the United States Naval Academy, his M.S.S., as a Distinguished Graduate, from the United States Army War College, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.