The Senate on Thursday confirmed Catharina Haynes, a Baker Botts partner in Dallas, to the 5th Circuit. She is the first federal appeals court nominee to be approved by the full Senate this year and the seventh in the 110th Congress. The Senate also confirmed nominees for federal judgeships in Arkansas, Georgia, California and Tennessee. GOP senators have threatened to block legislation if the Democrat-controlled Senate does not speed up the pace of judicial nominations.
Senate Confirms 5th Circuit Nominee, Four District Judges
April 14, 2008