How Appealing cites this article from Charlotte and this article from Raleigh, both of which say the White House will go forward with the nomination of Allyson Duncan to the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Duncan's biography on her law firm's website notes, among other things: "Ms. Duncan worked for the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1978 to 1986, first as an appellate attorney, briefing and arguing employment discrimination cases before the federal courts of appeals. She served as Executive Assistant to Chairman Clarence Thomas, and ultimately as the agency’s Legal Counsel, managing a staff of 70 responsible for the representation of the Commission in defensive litigation, advising the members of the Commission, writing substantive guidelines and regulations (such as the Commission’s Sexual Harassment Guidelines), reviewing agency contracts for legal sufficiency, and working with the White House, Congress and federal agencies to coordinate matters of EEO law and policy." In addition, she served on the NC Ct. App., and is a utilities lawyer.