Senate Confirms Final DC Circ. Nominee

Law360, Washington (January 13, 2014, 7:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Robert L. Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit, despite the nomination winning no Republican support, marking the last of three contentious presidential nominees to win Senate approval and filling the final vacancy on the powerful appellate court.

Senators voted 55-43 late Monday to approve Wilkins, currently a U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia, for the circuit court after having voted 55-38 on Thursday to invoke cloture and move to end debate on the nomination. Monday's vote was along strict party...
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