On Monday, the Senate confirmed Jimmie Reyna to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by a vote of 86-0. Judge Reyna is the first Hispanic American to serve on the Federal Circuit.
On Wednesday, President Obama nominated two people to district court seats: Sharon L. Gleason to the United States District Court for the District of Alaska; and Susan Owens Hickey to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Ms. Gleason is currently the Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, a position she has held since 2009. Ms. Hickey is currently a Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for the State of Arkansas in El Dorado, a position she has held since 2010.