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Senate confirmed 15 judges in October

Confirmations a major step in filling 85 remaining federal court vacancies

Senators seemingly abandoned their reputation for partisan bickering last month when they confirmed 15 nominees to the federal courts.

Among the October confirmations were two appellate court nominees, Henry Floyd to the 4th Circuit and Stephen Higginson to the 5th Circuit. The Senate also confirmed 13 district court nominees, including three nominees for New York federal courts and three nominees for Pennsylvania federal courts.

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