The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gerard Lynch for the 2nd Circuit, making him only the second Obama administration judicial nominee to win confirmation so far. The 94-3 vote means that Democratic nominees now hold four of 10 currently filled seats on the appellate court that serves New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The court has three vacancies, giving the president the opportunity to give the circuit a Democratic tilt.
N.Y. Federal Judge Confirmed for 2nd Circuit
The Associated Press
September 18, 2009