Arlington, VA – Today Greg Katsas, one of President Trump’s judicial nominees, is scheduled to have his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Katsas is being considered to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
A Harvard Law graduate, Katsas clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court before joining the Justice Department in 2001. During his time with the Justice Department, he accumulated wide acclaim for his services, receiving the Department of Justice’s most distinguished award upon his departure in 2009 – the Edmund Randolph Award for Exceptional Public Service.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement:
“Greg Katsas’ outstanding background and experience would make him a great addition to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Katsas has proven he is a principled jurist committed to upholding the rule of law and adhering to the Constitution. Veterans swore an oath to defend the Constitution and have a vested interest in seeing the confirmation of judges, like Katsas, who will do everything in their power to defend it for all Americans. There should be no controversy in confirming a judge who will refrain from dictating policy and has a record of exceptional service. There are still over 140 federal court vacancies, so the Committee should send Katsas’ nomination to the Senate floor without delay.”
President Trump has attempted to fill over 140 lower court vacancies by nominating nearly 60 individuals to the District and Circuit Courts. However, the Senate has only confirmed six of these nominees.
In August, CVA launched “Defend the Courts,” an initiative dedicated to engagement around judicial nominations. Through the effort, CVA has and will continue to mobilize activists to support qualified judicial nominees. CVA is currently urging activists to contact their senators in support of two other lower court nominees set to be voted on soon – Amy Barrett and Joan Larsen.