Senate Confirms Gabriel Sanchez To Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gabriel Sanchez’s nomination to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 52-47.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Judge Sanchez’s confirmation:

“Judge Sanchez brings years of experience both as a civil litigator in private practice and as a policy expert working in state government to advance criminal justice reform.  Since his appointment to the California Court of Appeal, Judge Sanchez has filed or joined in nearly 500 opinions and has demonstrated an evenhanded approach to justice.  His extensive litigation experience and proven record of judicial independence make him an outstanding choice for the Ninth Circuit.”

In December, Judge Sanchez advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan vote of 12-10.