New Seventh Circuit Appellate Court Nominee Receives Senate Confirmation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will be adding a new judge to its roster. The Blog of the Legal Times of Washington, D.C. reports that David Hamilton, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis, and President Obama's first judicial nominee, was confirmed by a vote of 59 to 39. According to his page on the District Court's website, Judge Hamilton was appointed in 1994, and previously was a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. He served as Counsel to the Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1991 and from 1984 to 1989 was an associate at Barnes & Thornburg.