Christen Confirmed to Ninth Circuit
Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 95-3. The LA Times reports here in a story that virtually reads like a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.
Meanwhile, the nomination of assistant U.S. attorney Arvo Mikkanen to a federal distrcit court in Oklahoma has been returned to the White House. According to this story (LvHB), both Oklahoma Senators opposed Mikkanen’s nomination, and neither had been consulted by the White House on the choice.