Eric Murphy, '05: Confirmed by the US Senate to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Senate confirms former Ohio solicitor Eric Murphy to federal appeals court

WASHINGTON — Just one day after approving the nomination of former Columbus attorney Chad Readler to a seat on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday confirmed former Ohio solicitor Eric Murphy to the same court.

In a major victory for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who backed both nominees, the Senate approved Murphy’s nomination to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 52 to 46.

Portman voted for Murphy while Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, opposed his nomination.