Senate Confirms Holly Thomas To Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

Judge Thomas becomes the second Black woman to ever serve on the Ninth Circuit, and the first from California

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Holly Thomas’s nomination to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 48-40.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Judge Thomas’s confirmation:

“Judge Holly Thomas is a highly qualified and evenhanded jurist with a distinguished record of public service.  Her varied professional background, extensive appellate experience, and tenure as a judge—including her service as a Pro Tem appellate court judge—amount to the distinguished record and qualifications we need on the federal bench.”