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Senate Confirms Another Ninth Circuit Nominee


Yesterday, by a vote of 51-40, the Senate confirmed attorney Michelle Friedland to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. With her confirmation, there are no longer any vacancies on the Ninth Circuit. According to Bob Egelko, this is the first time ever the Court has had 29 active judges.  It’s also interesting that Friedland is third attorney from the same law firm — Munger Tolles & Olson — nominated to the Ninthc Circuit by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate.


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