May 09 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Birmingham’s Kevin C. Newsom to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit:
“Kevin Newsom is an exceptional choice for this high honor. I am confident that his strong principles will enable him to apply the law in a fair and just manner. President Trump has made the right decision in selecting Kevin to sit on the Eleventh Circuit, and I believe he will prove to be an asset to our nation’s judicial system as a federal judge.”
Upon confirmation, Newsom will serve in the seat vacated by The Honorable Joel F. Dubina, who retired on October 24, 2013. Newsom is currently a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, in Birmingham, where he chairs the firm’s appellate group. He has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 35 cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Newsom served as Alabama’s solicitor general. Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Newsom to the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules in 2011, and again in 2014. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk under U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.