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Michael Y. Scudder during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, on March 21, 2018.

Michael Scudder, a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago, was confirmed Monday for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Scudder, whose practice focused on tax-related matters, accounting and white-collar disputes, was the Trump administration’s nominee to replace Richard Posner, who retired. Scudder’s nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee in March. The vote Monday evening was 90-0.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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