September 6, 2023

Young Introduces Judge Joshua Kolar, Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Judge Kolar Hearing Photo

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Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Indiana Joshua Kolar during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Judge Kolar has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District.

During his remarks, Young spoke about Judge Kolar’s background and outlined why he supports his nomination. 

Senator Young’s full remarks, as prepared for delivery:

Thank you, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and members of the committee.

I come before you today to introduce a fellow Hoosier, Judge Joshua Kolar, as the President’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

You have seen his bio, and beyond his legal credentials, you are no doubt impressed – as I was – by his service in the U.S. Navy Reserves. 

The slogan for the Navy Reserves is “Ready now. Any time. Anywhere.”

In reviewing his judicial record and hearing from his colleagues, it is apparent that that slogan applied not only to Judge Kolar’s military service, but to his courtroom service as well.

I’ve received several letters of support for Judge Kolar, and among the adjectives used to describe him are: thoughtful, decisive, straight-shooter, diligent, civil, professional, and “one of the best”.

This high praise comes from individuals he has worked for and with in the United States Attorney’s Office as well as those who have appeared before him in his current capacity as magistrate judge.

I’m proud of Indiana’s string of judicial appointments that have been confirmed by bipartisan majorities –

And my hope is that this hearing will demonstrate that Judge Kolar is “Ready now. Any time. Anywhere.”

And is worthy of your support.

Thank you.