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Toomey, Casey Applaud Confirmation of Two U.S. District Court Judges for Pennsylvania

July 31, 2019
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Washington, D.C. - Following the confirmation of Judge John Milton Younge to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and William Stickman to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements:

"I am pleased the Senate confirmed Judge John Milton Younge and William Stickman to U.S. District Courts in Pennsylvania," said Senator Toomey. "These jurists have the experience, intelligence, and integrity necessary to excel on the federal bench. I am confident they will be impartial judges that serve the American people well in their new roles."

"I am pleased that the Senate confirmed two more judges for the federal district courts in Pennsylvania," said Senator Casey. "William Stickman has the integrity, intellect and qualifications to serve on the federal bench for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Judge Younge has served with distinction on the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia for over two decades. I am pleased that he will bring his wealth of experience to the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Both of these judges have the character and independence to serve fairly and impartially on the federal bench."

Since 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together they have now vetted, recommended, and confirmed 22 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states - New York and Texas - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background

Judge John Milton Younge: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

John Milton Younge is a Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he has served since 1995 after being re-elected in 2005 and 2015. Raised in the southwest section of the city, Judge Younge is a product of the Philadelphia Public School system and a member of the 232nd graduating class of Central High School. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Younge started his own community-based law firm where he practiced for three years before joining the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, where he served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel. Judge Younge earned his B.S. from Boston University, his J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and his Masters of Judicial Studies Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He teaches continuing legal education courses for judges and lawyers and is an adjunct professor at the Delaware County Community College.

William Stickman: United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

William Stickman is a Partner with Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and appellate matters. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Stickman served on the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee and helped to review, amend, and draft the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stickman served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stickman earned his B.A., summa cum laude, and his J.D. from Duquesne University. He was a member of the Duquesne Law Review during law school.