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.
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