Restrepo To Have 3rd Circ. Nomination Hearing Next Week

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A seat on the Third Circuit that has been vacant for nearly two years is inching closer to being filled, after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday scheduled U.S. District Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo’s nomination hearing for June 10.

The delays surrounding the nomination of Judge Restrepo — who currently sits on Pennsylvania’s federal bench — had provoked a political controversy, with liberal groups attacking the state’s Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for standing in the way of the nomination.

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