Senate confirms Wyoming AG for appeals court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Alan Phillips for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Phillips will serve on a court that is based in Denver and covers appellate cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, parts of Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

The Senate voted unanimously, 88-0 on Monday, to confirm Phillips.

Phillips is a Democrat, but had the strong backing of Wyoming’s two Republican senators. He has served as Wyoming’s attorney general since 2011.

Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi says Phillips is recognized across his home state as a talented and respected attorney. Enzi notes that Phillips was appointed by a Republican governor to serve as attorney general in Wyoming and says that’s a testament to Phillips’ fairness and professionalism.

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