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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:05 PM

Phipps Confirmed to Third Circuit Over Concerns on Lack of Experience

Source: Law.com

The Senate confirmed Peter Phipps to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday, deepening the number of Republican appointees on that bench.

Phipps’ nomination was approved 56-40, and follows the March confirmation of Paul Matey, which flipped the court to a 7-6 majority of Republican appointees.

Phipps‘ appeals court confirmation came on the heels of his October 2018 confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, which had sparked concerns Phipps was inexperienced for his new post. Before he became a judge, Phipps spent 15 years with the Civil Division at U.S. Department of Justice. He also spent three years as an associate at Jones Day in Columbus, Ohio, focusing on civil litigation.

While at the Justice Department, Phipps argued before the Third Circuit in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Christie, which concerned a 2014 New Jersey law repealing certain prohibitions on sports gambling. Arguing on behalf of the DOJ, Phipps advocated for enforcing the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which bans states from authorizing sports betting. The appellate court eventually agreed with Phipps and struck down New Jersey’s law, finding that it violated PASPA.

Read more: https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2019/07/16/phipps-confirmed-to-third-circuit-over-concerns-on-lack-of-experience/?slreturn=20190616210323

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:23 PM

1. Kinda hate that "Senate confirms" how many Dems voted for him??

Sorry........just have gotten to a point where the Senate is the Repubs, and the House is Democrats. Sorry.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:40 PM

2. Here are the three.........................

Updated - 7/15/19: The Senate advanced the nomination of Judge Peter Phipps to the Third Circuit on a 53-40 cloture vote, which saw Democratic Sens. Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) join all Republicans in voting in favor. A confirmation vote is expected Tuesday.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:53 PM

3. Doug Jones is finally starting to act like a Republican

I give him a pass, next year is re-election in Alabama.

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