Colacicco has been on the books for only one day, and we’ve already been asked this question several times: What’s the political breakdown of the Third Circuit?
There’s no natural political constituency for preemption, so we’re not quite sure what this tells you, but here’s the count: The active judges on the Third Circuit are evenly divided between judges appointed by Democratic presidents and judges appointed by Republicans.
For those desperate for more details:
Fisher: Bush II
Smith: Bush II
Chagares: Bush II
Jordan: Bush II
Hardiman: Bush II
At that point, you’re on your own.