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Eric Earl Murphy (born 1979)[1] is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and former Solicitor General of Ohio.

Eric E. Murphy
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assumed office
March 11, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byAlice M. Batchelder
Solicitor General of Ohio
In office
September 9, 2013 – January 14, 2019
Attorney GeneralMike DeWine
Preceded byAlexandra Schimmer
Succeeded byBenjamin M. Flowers
Personal details
Born
Eric Earl Murphy

1979 (age 39–40)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
EducationMiami University (BA)
University of Chicago Law School (JD)

BiographyEdit

Murphy earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Miami University. He received his Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. After graduating from law school, Murphy served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then clerked for Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Murphy later joined the Columbus, Ohio, office of Jones Day as part of the Issues and Appeals practice group.[2] He became the Solicitor General of Ohio under Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2013.[3][4]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On June 7, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Murphy to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.[4] On June 18, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Murphy to the seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit being vacated by Judge Alice M. Batchelder, who will assume senior status on an undetermined date.[5] In June 2018, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said he did not plan to return a blue slip for Murphy's nomination, while U.S. Senator Rob Portman said he planned to support Murphy's nomination.[6] On October 10, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[7]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Murphy for a federal judgeship.[8] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[9] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 12–10 vote.[10] On March 6, 2019, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on his nomination by a vote of 53–46.[11] On March 7, 2019, his nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52–46. He received his judicial commission on March 11, 2019.

MembershipsEdit

He is a member of the Federalist Society.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Eric Earl Murphy
  2. ^ "Jones Day's Eric Murphy named Ohio State Solicitor". Jones Day. August 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Eric Murphy '05 Named State Solicitor for the Ohio Attorney General's Office". University of Chicago Law School. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Fifteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Fourteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Ninth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees". whitehouse.gov. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Seventeen Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today", White House, June 18, 2018
  6. ^ Heisig, Eric (June 7, 2018). "Sen. Sherrod Brown says he will not support Trump's nominees for Ohio-based appeals court". Cleveland.com. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  7. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 10, 2018
  8. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  9. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  10. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  11. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 38, United States Senate, March 6, 2019
  12. ^ "Who is Eric Murphy?". National Review. June 8, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.

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