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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:28 PM
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US Senate confirms Judge Gerard Lynch to be US Circuit Judge for the 2nd Circuit (on vote of 94-3)
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:29 PM by usregimechange
WASHINGTON The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gerard Lynch for the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving overwhelming approval to the New York judge who presided over cases involving former basketball coach Isiah Thomas and recording artist Lil' Kim.

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 President Barack Obama the opportunity to give the circuit a Democratic tilt.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_on_go_co/us_judg...



Judge Gerard Lynch
59 years old
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_E._Lynch
http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=2866
http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Gerard_Lynch


U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress - 1st Session

Vote Summary
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation of Gerard E. Lynch, of New York, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit )

Vote Number: 288 Vote Date: September 17, 2009, 04:20 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Description: Gerard E. Lynch, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

Grouped By Vote Position

NAYs ---3
Bunning (R-KY)
Coburn (R-OK)
Inhofe (R-OK)

Not Voting - 2
Enzi (R-WY)
Landrieu (D-LA)

YEAs ---94
Everyone else

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...







Obama's first judicial confirmation (other than Sotomayor)!

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:52 PM
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1. Here is another look at the Circuit:
50 Chief Judge Dennis G. Jacobs New York, NY 1944 1992present 2006present G.H.W. Bush
53 Circuit Judge Jos A. Cabranes New Haven, CT 1940 1994present Clinton
55 Circuit Judge Rosemary S. Pooler Syracuse, NY 1938 1998present Clinton
59 Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann New York, NY 1953 1999present Clinton

60 Circuit Judge Barrington Daniels Parker, Jr. New York, NY 1944 2001present G.W. Bush
61 Circuit Judge Reena Raggi Brooklyn, NY 1951 2002present G.W. Bush
62 Circuit Judge Richard C. Wesley Geneseo, NY 1949 2003present G.W. Bush
63 Circuit Judge Peter W. Hall Rutland, VT 1948 2004present G.W. Bush
64 Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston New York, NY 1959 2007present G.W. Bush

65 Circuit Judge Gerard E. Lynch New York, NY 1951 2009-present Obama
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 3) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 12) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 13) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:55 PM
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2. There will be another vacancy on the court in 3 weeks (GOP appointee)
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:56 PM by usregimechange
02 - CCA Parker Jr.,Barrington D. Senior Vacancy date 10/10/2009

Though he seems to be a moderate on the court.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:07 AM
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3. Clinton nominated him to the District court...
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 26, 1994, to a seat vacated by Leonard B. Sand; Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1994, and received commission on September 15, 1994. Service terminated on October 18, 2001, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Ralph K. Winter, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on October 11, 2001, and received commission on October 16, 2001.

That didn't happen very much.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:10 AM
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4. Thank you! That's very good news.
Don't say it too loudly, though. We don't want the wingers and blue dogs to catch on.

;-)
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:21 AM
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5. It is esp good news for you, your circuit. I don't think anyone has told them to pay attention to
this yet.
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