Allison Jones Rushing Bio, Wiki
Alison Jones Rushing (Full name: Allison Blair Jones Rushing) is an American lawyer and jurist. Currently, she is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Rushing was confirmed to this position by the Senate in March 2019 after her nomination by President Donald Trump in August 2018. She is viewed as a favorite to become Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Allison Jones Rushing Age
She was born in 1982 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States. Rushing is 38 years old.
Allison Jones Rushing Height
She appears to be a woman of average stature. Rushing’s estimated height is 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).
Allison Jones Rushing Parents | Family
Rushing was born and raised in Henderson County, North Carolina to her father David Jones, and mother, Linet Jones. Her parents were also born and raised in NC. They are teachers by profession and worked in the Henderson County public school system. It is not clear if Rushing has any siblings.
Allison Jones Rushing Husband | Wedding
Rushing is married to her loving husband Blake Rushing who is a management consultant. Their wedding was held in 2016 and attended by close family and friends. Together with her husband, Rushing is a mother of one, a son named James.
Allison Jones Rushing Education | Wake Forest
Rushing went to East Henderson High before joining Wake Forest University from where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in music in 2004. She proceeded to join the Duke University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2007. While at Duke, Rushing was the executive editor of the Duke Law Journal.
Allison Jones Rushing Judge
From 2007 to 2008, Rushing clerked for Neil Gorsuch, then-Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit soon after her graduation. From 2008 to 2009, she also interned for Judge David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rushing was an associate at Williams & Connolly from 2009 to 2010.
She rejoined Williams and Connolly in 2011 and was named a partner in January 2017. Rushing left Williams and Connolly in 2019 when she was confirmed by the Senate as United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Allison Jones Rushing Trump
President Donald Trump announced his intent on August 27, 2018, to nominate Rushing to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He officially nominated her the same day to the seat being vacated by Allyson Kay Duncan who was going to take Senior Status upon confirmation of her successor.
The hearing on her nomination was done on October 17, 2018, in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rushing’s nomination was opposed by LGBTQ rights groups and leftists for her association with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). She was also cited by several Senators as lacking experience. Ultimately, Rushing’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 2019, by a 53–44 vote.
Allison Jones Rushing Supreme Court
Following the death of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020, Rushing is viewed as a potential replacement. President Trump announced on September 19, 2020, that he intended to replace the late judge with another female judge. Rushing is tipped for the nomination along with Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Barbara Lagoa.
Allison Jones Rushing ABA Rating
The American Bar Association gives nominees a “well qualified,” “qualified” or “not qualified” rating. The ABA prefers that nominees have 12 years’ experience practicing law as part of its evaluation criteria for federal judges below the Supreme Court. However, they gave Rushing a qualified rating by a substantial majority and well qualified by a minority.
Allison Jones Rushing Political Party
Rushing is a registered member of the Republican Party.
Allison Jones Rushing LGBTQ | Religion
Rushing is presumed to be Christian. She is also viewed as anti-LGBTQ since she interned at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in 2005, a conservative Christian nonprofit organization, while she was a law student. In her defense, Rushing said that:
“In my experience with ADF, I have not witnessed anyone expressing or advocating hate. A number of leading Supreme Court practitioners at well-regarded national law firms work with ADF. Members of Congress, including members of this Committee, have filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court supporting ADF’s positions. I do not think members of this Committee or large reputable law firms would work with a hate group. I certainly would not.”
Allison Jones Rushing Federalist Society
Since 2012, Rushing has been a member of the Federalist Society. The Society is an organization founded in 1982 by conservatives and libertarians advocating for a textualist and originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.
Allison Jones Rushing Net Worth
She has been a jurist for a year since her confirmation by the Senate in 2019. Prior to becoming a jurist, Rushing was a partner at Williams and Connolly. Therefore, there is no doubt that she has accumulated a decent fortune throughout her career. Rushing’s estimated net worth is $3 million.