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Toomey, Casey Applaud Confirmation of Stephanie Haines to U.S. District Court

September 11, 2019
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Washington, D.C. - Following the confirmation of Stephanie Haines to United States 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 glad the Senate confirmed Stephanie Haines to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Johnstown," said Senator Toomey. "She has the experience, intelligence, and integrity to excel as a district court judge."

"I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed Stephanie Haines to the federal bench," said Senator Casey. "Her nearly two decades of experience as a federal prosecutor leave her well-prepared to serve on the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. I am confident that the people of the Commonwealth will be well-served by her temperament, intellect, and independence."

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 23 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

Stephanie Haines: United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Haines is an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Haines serves as a prosecutor in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Branch Office and handles a wide variety of federal criminal matters. Ms. Haines has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Ms. Haines was a member of the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where she served as both a prosecutor and defense appellate specialist. Ms. Haines remains a reserve member of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps. Ms. Haines received her J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law and her B.A. from Juniata College. She will fill a district court seat in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.