Senate Confirms Taranto As Newest Fed. Circ. Judge

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed patent attorney Richard Taranto of Farr & Taranto as the newest judge on the Federal Circuit, more than a year after he was nominated by President Barack Obama.

The 91-0 vote means that Taranto will fill a vacancy on the court that opened when former Chief Judge Paul Michel retired in May 2010. After he joins the court, it will still have two vacancies remaining.

Obama nominated Taranto for the post in November 2011. His Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation...
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