On July 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Toby Crouse nomination to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Since 2018, Crouse served as Kansas Solicitor General, where he proved to be a highly partisan opponent of many fundamental rights — reproductive, voting, and workers, among others. On behalf of the state of Kansas, he urged the Supreme Court to review a case defunding Planned Parenthood, a case that the Tenth Circuit disagreed with, and the Supreme Court declined to hear. Crouse joined amicus briefs in several other anti-reproductive health care cases. In private practice, Crouse defended the infamous Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to challenge his redistricting plan. Later, as Solicitor General, Crouse supported other restrictive voting laws. He joined amicus briefs in anti-immigration, anti-worker, anti-gun safety, and other cases challenging fundamental rights. The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote on Crouse’s nomination as soon as September 10.