Barrasso, Lummis Introduce Judge Kelly Rankin, Nominee for U.S. District Court of Wyoming
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., introduced Judge Kelly Rankin, the nominee to be U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Wyoming, at his nomination hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The White House announced Judge Rankin’s nomination last year.
“I wholeheartedly support the nomination of Kelly Rankin to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for Wyoming. Judge Rankin’s roots to our great state run deep and his life has been dedicated to public service. I greatly respect Kelly Rankin’s knowledge of the law and dedication to the U.S. Constitution,” said Senator Barrasso. “ Kelly’s impressive record, incredible professionalism, and unwavering commitment to the Constitution will make him a great member of the federal bench. I urge my colleagues to support and quickly pass his nomination.”
“While Judge Rankin has a wealth of experience in the law and in the administration of justice, it is his judicial temperament and character that are most impressive to me. A judge must be quick to listen, slow to speak and have an innate drive to understand all sides of an issue. Through all of the opportunities I’ve had to interact with Judge Rankin over the years, I have found that he is a fine exemplar of all of these qualities,” said Senator Lummis. “Most importantly, I believe Judge Rankin will faithfully interpret the U.S. Constitution, the laws enacted by Congress and the precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. I also believe he will continue to be a committed public servant to the people of Wyoming and a very impressive member of the judiciary.”