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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey is releasing the statement below following the White House’s nomination of David Porter of Pennsylvania for a lifetime appointment on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals:

"As a lawyer, David Porter has advocated legal theories that stack the deck against workers, deny Pennsylvanians access to health care and undermine the equal protection of our laws for all Americans.

"I have worked in a bipartisan way with Senator Pat Toomey to recommend and move forward candidates for the federal judiciary in Pennsylvania, even when I have had concerns about the candidates’ judicial philosophies.

"It is unfortunate that this Administration has decided to nominate, over my objections, an individual who is far outside the mainstream to a lifetime appointment to one of the most important courts in the nation:  the Third Circuit Court of Appeals."