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

"I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Stephanos Bibas to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Professor Bibas clearly has the intellect and the legal experience to be an excellent 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 Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, 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 I hope that the Senate Judiciary Committee will move Professor Bibas' nomination forward promptly so he can soon be confirmed by the full Senate."