Press Release

Holte Confirmation Adds Another Partisan to the Bench

June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2019 – Following today’s Senate vote confirming Ryan Holte to a seat on the Court of Federal Claims, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Ryan Holte’s confirmation adds another individual with minimal meaningful qualifications but impeccable partisan bona fides to the federal bench. This administration is trying to use the Court of Federal Claims, which is less well-known, as a way to get some of its most unsuitable nominees onto the federal bench with the least possible scrutiny. Holte – who had never tried a case when he was nominated to a federal judgeship – exemplifies this type of ‘stealth’ nominee and his confirmation today is deeply disappointing.”