Judge Kelly was appointed to the Tenth Circuit in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, and confirmed in April 1992.
Judge Kelly’s action will open a New Mexico seat on the Tenth Circuit for President Trump to fill. I have heard that U.S. District Judge James O. Browning may be interested in the appointment. I have not yet heard of any other possible candidates, so please let me know if you know who’s in the running!
And thanks to Judge Kelly for his long active service to our country!