December 15, 2020

Young, Braun Vote in Support of Kirsch for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) voted to confirm Thomas Kirsch’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which passed the Senate on a 51-44 vote. Kirsch will fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.


“Thomas Kirsch’s qualifications, experience, and temperament will make him the kind of judge that every Hoosier can be proud of. Throughout this process, Kirsch has made it clear that he believes in the rule of law and he understands the role of a judge is to apply the law and Constitution as written. Today, the Senate agreed Thomas Kirsch is the right judge to fill the current vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and I trust he will serve with distinction for years to come,” said Senator Young.


“Thomas Kirsch is a lifelong Hoosier, who has worked to take on public corruption in Indiana, and has led a diverse and exemplary career. I am proud the U.S. Senate has confirmed Mr. Kirsch for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,” said Senator Braun.


Last month, Senator Young introduced Thomas Kirsch during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In October, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Kirsch, who currently serves as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. The American Bar Association rated Mr. Kirsch as “well qualified,” the highest rating a federal judicial nominee can receive.