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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.

Gregg Costa Confirmed

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.

To learn about the case backlog and Progress Texas’s work on judicial vacancies, visit our Why Courts Matter campaign.