Two ideas repeatedly surfaced Wednesday during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing considering the nomination of U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

First, Stark and various committee members brought up Stark’s experience in the District of Delaware as being a boon to a potential Federal Circuit nominee, stressing his extensive familiarity with the areas of the law he would be applying. And second, in the majority of his answers to committee members’ questions, Stark came back to his process of considering the facts of each case that’s come before him separately and applying the law to those facts specifically.