Gregg Costa Confirmed to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Major update in our Why Courts Matter campaign - former Texas District Court Judge Gregg Costa was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate today to one of the Texas-based vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Costa's confirmation leaves two Texas-based vacancies on the 5th Circuit.
We worked hard to support Judge Costa’s nomination - we provided major support for his initial nomination for district judge in 2012.
Texas still has 10 judicial vacancies in our federal court system, which have created a 12,000+ case backlog in our federal courts. Costa is the first Texas-based judge to be confirmed to the U.S. Senate since Senator Ted Cruz took office in January 2013.