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Toomey Applauds Confirmation of Stephanos Bibas to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

November 3, 2017

Washington D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement following the confirmation of Professor Stephanos Bibas to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which includes parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware:

"I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed Stephanos Bibas to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Bibas's outstanding credentials, wealth of experience, and understanding of the role of a judge in America's constitutional system make him well-qualified to serve as a judge.

"In addition to serving as a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and as the Director of the University's Supreme Court clinic, Professor Bibas clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, worked as a federal prosecutor, and argued six cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

"Most importantly, Professor Bibas understands that the proper role of a judge is to apply the law as written and to treat everyone who comes before him equally, not to impose his policy preferences from the bench or choose winners or losers. I believe that Professor Bibas will make an outstanding addition to the Third Circuit and that his intellect, experience, and temperament will serve him well as a federal appellate judge."