Senate Confirms Judge Doris Pryor to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Doris Pryor to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a bipartisan vote of 60-31:

“Judge Pryor has significant federal experience and a proven track record of neutral decision-making on the bench.  She was unanimously rated ‘Qualified’ by the American Bar Association, and she has received blue slips from Senators Young and Braun—her two Republican home-state Senators. Judge Pryor will be an outstanding addition to the appellate bench.”