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Senators Toomey and Casey Introduce Chad Kenney at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

May 9, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - As part of this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced Chad Kenney, a nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. President Trump nominated Judge Kenney upon the joint recommendation of Senators Toomey and Casey.

Senators Toomey and Casey offered the following remarks as part of their introduction of Judge Kenney:

"I am delighted to support Judge Kenney's nomination and I do so enthusiastically," said Senator Toomey. "I am confident he has the essential qualities that are needed for a federal judge to do his or her job well - the experience, intellect, unquestioned integrity, and respect for the limited role the judiciary plays in our constitutional system."

"Judge Kenney's experience serving on the state court and his deep ties to the Southeastern Pennsylvania community will serve him well as a District Court judge," said Senator Casey. "I am thankful for his willingness to continue his service on the federal bench and believe he will faithfully serve our constituents in the Eastern District."

Since Senator Toomey joined the Senate in 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together they have vetted, recommended, and confirmed 14 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states - California and New York - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background

Judge Chad Kenney has served as a judge on the Court of Commons Pleas for Delaware County Court since 2003. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the court's President Judge. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Kenney has presided over cases in the Domestic Relations, Criminal, Civil and Orphans' Court sections. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Kenney served as the Sheriff of Delaware County and worked at several private sector law firms. Judge Kenney earned his B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University and his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.