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Toomey, Casey Applaud Nomination of Scott Hardy to U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania

November 6, 2019
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Washington D.C. - Following the announcement of President Trump's intent to nominate Scott Hardy to the 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 pleased President Trump will nominate Scott Hardy to serve on the federal bench in Pennsylvania," said Senator Toomey. "Mr. Hardy's 23 years of litigation experience in Pittsburgh will make him an excellent judge. I am confident he will be a fair and impartial jurist."

"I am pleased that Scott Hardy has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Pennsylvania's Western District," said Senator Casey. "He is a capable attorney who has the necessary intellect, experience, and character to faithfully and independently administer justice for the people of the Commonwealth. I am grateful for his willingness to serve."

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

Scott Hardy is a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his practice focuses on labor and employment matters. Before joining Ogletree Deakins in 2010, Mr. Hardy practiced for more than a decade at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. He previously served as President of the Dean W. Edward Sell Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Hardy earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Allegheny College and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.