Senate Confirms Obama’s 1st Nominee to D.C. Appeals Court

The U.S. Senate last week voted unanimously to confirm Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, WRCB reports. Srinivasan is the first nominee on a key appeals court appointed by President Barack Obama to be approved in five years. In a statement, Obama praised the Senate's approval of Srinivasan, whom he called a "trailblazer who personifies the best of America." But like Senate Democrats, he also poked Republicans for what he said was the slow approval of his judicial nominations.