“Koch Bros.-Linked PAC Runs Ad for Penn Law Prof’s 3rd Circuit Nomination”

The title of this post is the headline of a news report yesterday by Max Mitchell in the Legal Intelligencer. The report begins:

A political action committee named Concerned Veterans for America has begun running an ad asking readers to call their senators and urge a vote in favor of Stephanos Bibas, a Penn Law professor who was recently nominated to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

A PAC ad campaign supporting a circuit nomination the day it’s made? Seems unusual.

[UPDATE: Bibas was formally nominated yesterday.]