U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl made the following statement today applauding the Senate's vote to confirm Andrew Hurwitz to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:
"I am pleased that Andrew Hurwitz has been confirmed by the Senate. As a member of the Arizona Supreme Court for nearly a decade, Justice Hurwitz has proved an able jurist. While I understand the concern expressed by some of my colleagues, I believe it is misplaced. To my knowledge, he has never allowed his personal views to improperly influence judicial decisions. His record gives me confidence that he will continue to judge cases strictly on their merits."
Justice Hurwitz was confirmed by voice vote this afternoon; cloture to end debate on the nomination was invoked yesterday evening by a vote of 60-31.