Bench Memos

Gerard Lynch Confirmed

This afternoon the Senate confirmed Judge Gerard Lynch to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by a vote of 94-3.  Details here.  Judge Lynch is the first of President Obama’s appellate nominees to be confirmed by the Senate.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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