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Peter Phipps testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be a U.S. circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on June 5, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday battled over the propriety of questioning Peter Phipps, a nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, about his membership in a Catholic fraternal organization.

Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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