Today the Senate unanimously confirmed deputy solicitor general Sri Srinivasan to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Srinivasan is the first Obama nominee to be confirmed to the D.C. Circuit. While there are three additional vacancies, there are no other pending nominees. The only other person President Obama nominated to the court, Caitlin Halligan, withdrew in the face of Republican opposition. Now that he has been confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, many expect Srinivasan to be on President Obama’s short list should there be another Supreme Court vacancy during the remainder of his term.