Newsom ‘Will Be An Excellent Addition’ To The Eleventh Circuit
‘This week, the Senate will continue considering a number of nominations, beginning with Kevin Newsom of Alabama to serve as judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Newsom has earned bipartisan support, having been voted out of the Judiciary Committee 18-2.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee to serve as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin Newsom of Alabama:
“This week, the Senate will continue considering a number of nominations, beginning with Kevin Newsom of Alabama to serve as judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Newsom has earned bipartisan support, having been voted out of the Judiciary Committee 18-2. As Chairman Grassley pointed out prior to that vote, several lifelong Democrats and Republicans have penned letters to the Committee touting Mr. Newsom’s ‘professionalism and qualifications.’
“He’s an ‘exceptionally accomplished nominee,’ Chairman Grassley said, ‘who has spent the last 20 years building an impressive legal resume.’ That resume includes things like clerking for an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, serving as Alabama’s Solicitor General, and earning an appointment to the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules. For his exceptional work, Mr. Newsom has garnered a number of awards from the legal community.
“The American Lawyer magazine has included him on its list of ‘America’s Top 50 Litigators Under Age 45.’ Chambers USA has ranked him ‘Band 1’ for appellate litigation. And the National Association of Attorneys General has awarded him, on several occasions, the ‘Best Brief Award,’ for his briefings before the Supreme Court.
“During his impressive legal career, Mr. Newsom has argued four cases before the Supreme Court, filed amicus briefs in many other cases, and argued more than 35 cases in federal circuit courts. As indicated by his distinguished professional background, Mr. Newsom will be an excellent addition to the court. I look forward to supporting his nomination today and to confirming him to the Eleventh Circuit later this week.”
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