By a vote of 59-39, the Senate confirmed President Obama's first judicial nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this evening. Judge David Hamilton's nomination proceeded past a threatened filibuster earlier this week when the Senate voted for cloture 70-29.
Details of the confirmation vote are available here.
Other nominees also progressed in the Senate today. The Judiciary Committee forwarded two nominations for consideration of the full Senate: Jane Branstetter Stranch to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by a vote of 15-4; and Judge Christina Reiss for the District of Vermont, on a voice vote.