This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of principal deputy solicitor general Sri Srinivasan to an open seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. All 18 members of the committee voted in favor of his nomination, suggesting Srinivasan will be confirmed relatively quickly. Here is coverage of the vote from the Washington Post and BLT. There are currently four vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, for which Srinivasan is the only pending nominee.