POTUS nominates Judge Tapp to Federal Court

Published 12:27 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mitch McConnell Office
Press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Judge David Tapp of Somerset, Kentucky, has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Judge Tapp is a Circuit Court Judge for Kentucky’s 28th Judicial District, which presides over Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties. He began his judicial career in 2004 when he was elected District Judge for Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties. After eight months in district court, Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed Tapp as Circuit Judge. Tapp was re-elected without opposition in 2014. His eight-year team expires on Jan. 1, 2023.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will nominate Judge Tapp o be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims:

“President Trump has chosen an experienced and qualified nominee in Judge David Tapp to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Judge Tapp has excelled throughout his public service as a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, and for well over a decade as a Circuit Court Judge. He’s been recognized time and again for his transformative leadership in the Commonwealth’s legal community, and I was proud to appoint him to the national Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2017. Now, Judge Tapp will put his many talents to work for our country as a federal judge. I’d like to congratulate Judge Tapp on his nomination, and I look forward to the Senate confirming him.”