On Monday it was unanimously confirmed that Anthony Battaglia was nominated in San Diego as a federal judge. His nomination fills a vacancy on the US District Court that has been open since October 2009. The void was first created when Judge James Lorenz took what is called senior status.
Battaglia Was nominated back in May by Pres. Obama. The non-nation was then approved by the Senate Judiciary committee however a vote was blocked by Republicans who held several Obama nominations as the expiration of the Congressional session occurred.
Battaglia’s Approval was unanimously upheld by the committee for a second time in February which led into the flow which occurred on Monday.