The 4th Circuit’s reputation will change. Judge Andre Davis was finally – finally- confirmed by the U.S. Senate today.
The 72-16 vote for U.S. District Judge Andre Davis gives Democratic nominees a 6-5 edge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has been tough on personal injury plaintiffs and employment discrimination cases. It will be interesting to see what the edge will be for Democratic nominees in 2012 (and 2016 if President Obama gets reelected).