Senate Panel OKs Chin To Join 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (December 11, 2009, 4:15 PM EST) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to approve the nomination of District Judge Denny Chin to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Some experts say Judge Chin, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, is more similar to than different from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, whose nomination earlier this year created a void on the Second Circuit.

“In terms of life experiences, there's an overlap,” securities attorney William P. Frank, a partner at Skadden Arps Slate...
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