Judge John W. Broomes, Kansas U.S. District Court

Judge John W. Broomes

Kansas U.S. District Court

John Wesley Broomes was born in 1969 In New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law, graduating first in his class.

Before entering law school. Broomes was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Submarine Force. Following law school, he clerked at the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and then entered into the private practice of law focusing on natural resources, oil and gas law.

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. He was confirmed by a voice vote after the invocation of cloture. He received his commission in April 2018.

In the News…

U.S. District Court Judge John Broomes issued a temporary order to permit in-person church services so long as they implement social distancing protocols.

The court ruled in favor of two Baptist churches in Kansas that challenged the order of the governor that limited church attendance, stating the plaintiffs are “likely to suffer irreparable harm in the form of denial of their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion,” and thus the governor cannot enforce her order. The decision will remain in effect until May 2.

Governor Kelly responded that, “This is not about religion. This is about a public health crisis.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Broomes today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable John W. Broomes
United States District Court
401 N. Market, Suite 232
Wichita, KS 67202


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