Senate Votes to Confirm Gregory Phillips to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips as a judge for the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. All 88 senators present voted to cofirm Phillips. Wyoming Senator’s Mike Enzi and John Barrasso said they strongly supported Phillips before the vote. They said Phillips has the proper temperment and experience to serve. President Barack Obama nominated Phillips for a seat on the 10th U.S Court of Appeals in Denver in January. Phillips, a democrat, has served as Wyoming’s attorney general since March of 2011. He was appointed by Governor Matt Mead. He previously served as prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Cheyenne and has also worked as a lawyer for the state and in private practice in Cheyenne. He will succeed Judge Terrence O’Brien.