Alexander: Senate Confirms Six More Federal Appeals Judges

Posted on May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm six U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominees this month, including John B. Nalbandian to the Sixth Circuit, which includes Tennessee: 

“One of the most significant constitutional responsibilities of the Senate is confirming judges, and I voted this month to confirm six more of President Trump’s U.S. Circuit Court nominees. Since the president took office last January, the Republican Senate majority has confirmed 21 U.S. Circuit Court judges – President H.W. Bush was the last president to have that many U.S. Circuit Court nominees confirmed by their second year in office. The judges confirmed this week have impressive qualifications – they include nominees who have clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, are currently serving as District Court judges, and have been confirmed by the Senate before.”

This month, the Senate confirmed Kurt D. Engelhardt to the Fifth Circuit, Michael B. Brennan to the Seventh Circuit, Joel M. Carson to the Tenth Circuit, John B. Nalbandian to the Sixth Circuit, Michael Y. Scudder to the Seventh Circuit and Amy J. St. Eve to the Seventh Circuit.

All six judges were rated as well-qualified by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.