The U.S. Senate confirmed District Court Judge David Hamilton LAW ’83 of Southern Indiana to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Nov. 19 in a 59 to 39 vote. The confirmation came after a group of Senate Republicans attempted to block the consideration of Hamilton for the appellate court seat but were rejected by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Hamilton was first nominated to the position by President Obama on March 17.