Senate Confirms 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Nominee

Judge Thomas Kirsch will fill seat vacated by Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate held the confirmation vote for Judge Thomas Kirsch, previously serving as the Northern Indiana U.S. District Attorney, to fill the vacancy on the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that was created by the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kirsch had been unanimously rated as “well qualified” by the American Bar Association for the position. The Senate confirmation vote was 51-44.

Senator McConnell said of the federal judicial nominees that have been confirmed by the Senate, “These are brilliant, young, constitutionalist men and women in lifetime appointments who will renew the judiciary for a generation. All because President Trump knows we need judges who respect the essential but limited job description the framers wrote for our third branch of government.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the Senate as they vote on outstanding federal nominations.
  • For the federal judiciary to uphold the laws of the country.
  • For President Trump as he continues to nominate individuals to government office.

Sources:, The Independent


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