President Trump today announced his intent to nominate District Judge Peter Phipps to fill the last remaining vacancy on the Third Circuit. Judge Phipps has served on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania since last October. Here is a link to download his district-court Senate Judiciary questionnaire. This nomination is to fill the opening created when Judge Thomas Vanaskie took senior status before retiring from the court.
The White House announcement isn’t posted on its website yet but a screen capture is in this tweet:
As the Senate picks up steam confirming judges, the White House just announced a new batch of nominees: Judge Peter Phipps for the 3rd Circuit (he was prev. confirmed under Trump to a district court seat) + five district court nominees pic.twitter.com/W8chN6bBa5
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 3, 2019
Two immediate observations: not from MDPA, and not a woman.