The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Barbara Keenan to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the second Obama appointee on the Richmond, Va.-based court.
Keenan, previously a justice on the Virginia Supreme Court, joins the appeals court four months after the Senate confirmed Judge Andre Davis. The National Law Journal reported in November that President Barack Obama had prioritized nominations to the 4th Circuit, which is home to many cases related to national security and civil rights, and two other nominees for the court are pending.
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