Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy

I was delighted to see that President Trump intends to nominate University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Stephanos Bibas to a vacant seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. I have known Stephanos for almost 20 years, and we spent a semester on the faculty together when I was a visiting professor at Penn in 2011. I think he is an excellent choice. He is one of the top criminal law and procedure scholars in the country, and he has extensive experience as an appellate litigator. Losing him would be a significant loss for Penn Law’s faculty, as he is a key member of Penn’s excellent faculty in the area of criminal law. But he’s an excellent choice for the 3rd Circuit.