U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted for Brian Buescher’s nomination to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Nebraska. Mr. Buescher’s nomination now advances to the full Senate. 

“It’s great news for Nebraska that Brian is one step closer to being confirmed by the Senate,” said Sasse. “Today’s vote was also another important rebuke of the kinds of anti-Catholic questions thrown at Brian from some Judiciary Committee Democrats. This is a big win for Nebraska — and for religious liberty. The full Senate should give Brian a vote soon.”

Background:

Last November, Sasse chaired and introduced Mr. Buescher at his nomination hearing.

Last month, after Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats questioned Mr. Buescher for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest fraternal Catholic service organization, Sasse led a Senate resolution to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials. The Senate unanimously adopted the resolution.

Mr. Buescher is a Nebraska native. He graduated from Sandy Creek High School, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Georgetown University. He has spent his entire legal career practicing in Nebraska — accruing a broad range of experience from representing Nebraska farmers to protecting victims of domestic violence — and currently leads the agriculture litigation team for Kutak Rock LLP, where he works in the firm’s Omaha office. Brian is married and the proud father of five children.