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Trump to Pick Scalia's Son for Labor Secretary

Thursday, 18 July 2019 07:05 PM

President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary.

Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a partner in the Washington office of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm.

Trump tweets that Scalia "is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else."

Trump's previous labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned last week. Acosta has come under renewed criticism for his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

In 2000, the younger Scalia represented Bush in the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore case over the Florida election recount. Other cases include backing Wal-Mart in 2006 against a law in Maryland that would have required large companies — those with over 10,000 employees — to spend more of their healthcare money on employees.

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