Bench Memos

D.C. Circuit Filled

Last night, the Senate confirmed Judge Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The vote was 55-43.  Judge Wilkins was one of three nominees to the D.C. Circuit named by President Obama this past June.  The Senate confirmed the other two, Patricia Millett and Cornelia Pillard, in December.  Another Obama nominee, Sri Srinivasan, was confirmed in May. With Judge Wilkins’ confirmation, all eleven seats on the D.C. Circuit are filled.  Now all the court needs is enough cases to keep eleven judges busy.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.