Perkins Coie appellate chair Eric Miller won approval Tuesday to a Seattle-based seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Miller was approved by the U.S. Senate, 53-46, to fill a seat left by Judge Richard Tallman, a Clinton appointee who took senior status in March 2018. Miller is the first appeals court nominee to be confirmed without the “blue slip” consent of either of the two home state senators.

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