Williams Mullen's own Jimmie V. Reyna has been nominated by President Obama to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (WM press release). Mr. Reyna joins recent nominees Judge Kathleen O'Malley and Edward C. DuMont. The Court currently has nine active judges, and six who have taken senior status.
A quorum of the Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved Judge O'Malley's nomination by a unanimous vote. Her nomination will now move to the full Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet held a hearing on Mr. DuMont. If all three nominees are confirmed, the Court will have its full complement of twelve.
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