U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., released the following statement regarding the judicial nominations of two Kansans.
Daniel D. Crabtree of Kansas City, Kan., has been nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and Justice Nancy L. Moritz of Topeka, Kan., and the Kansas Supreme Court has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
“Providing advice and consent of Presidential nominees is one of the most important roles of the United States Senate and a responsibility that I take seriously,” Sen. Moran said. “After many months of serious negotiations with the White House on the importance of filling these vacancies, I am pleased we were able to come to an agreement. The President has sent the Senate two highly qualified candidates. Dan Crabtree is a one of Kansas’ most accomplished legal minds and has had a distinguished career in litigation. Nancy Moritz’ professional credentials and commitment to the Rule of Law are well documented. I intend to support confirmation for both Mr. Crabtree and Justice Moritz.”
Daniel Crabtree is a partner at the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in the Kansas City area. He joined Stinson Mag & Fizzell, PC – a predecessor of his current firm – as an associate in 1981 and has spent his entire legal career at the firm, becoming a partner in 1988. Over the course of his career, he has represented businesses and governmental entities in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He also acts as the general counsel for the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. Daniel Crabtree received his Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from Ottawa University and his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Justice Nancy L. Moritz has served as a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court since 2011. During her career, she has handled a broad array of legal matters before both state and federal courts as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Kansas, an appellate coordinator for the district, and as a member of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Justice Moritz was born in Beloit, Kan., and was raised in the small community of Tipton, Kan. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka in 1982, and her Juris Doctor from the Washburn University School of Law in 1985.