Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU's Thomas Griffith confirmed as U.S. Court of Appeals judge

Thomas B. Griffith, general counsel for Brigham Young University, was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as the newest judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

"As a university, we are very pleased with the Senate's confirmation," BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson said of Griffith's appointment to the court, generally accepted as the second most influential court in the nation.

"During my tenure at BYU, I have worked closely with Tom as he has provided outstanding service to the university. I echo others in praising Tom for his skill, integrity, wisdom, character and broad experience. Although we will certainly miss him, he is eminently qualified to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals and will do a fine job."

President George W. Bush nominated Griffith for the position in June, 2004.

Said Griffith, "I am honored that President Bush nominated me and now that the Senate, an institution I love and admire and served for a number of years, has confirmed me. I look forward to serving the nation in this new responsibility."

griffith-h.jpg

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

It just makes cents: BYU study shows children need hands-on experience to learn financial responsibility

September 22, 2022
Children who are given opportunities to manage money when they're young are more likely to be financially responsible as they enter adulthood, says a new study from BYU.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU study: Wearing a pedometer — even if you don’t look at it — may boost step counts

September 20, 2022
Almost half of American adults don’t meet recommended weekly physical activity levels, but new BYU research suggests a surprisingly simple way to help increase exercise time: just strap on an activity monitor.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

When college students can't afford to eat: A Q&A with a BYU nutritional science professor about food insecurity

September 08, 2022
As the fall semester gets underway, too many U.S. college students will face bare kitchen cupboards and empty refrigerators. Food insecurity among this population is a quiet epidemic, one that BYU nutritional science professor Rickelle Richards — who experienced food insecurity herself as a college student — hopes to illuminate through her research.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=