Yesterday the full Senate finally confirmed Judge Andre M. Davis to the Fourth Circuit. As reported here before, the seat that Judge Davis will take has been vacant since Judge Murnaghan’s death in 2000.
This opens a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The Senate has a lot of nominations before anyone will even be placed for a vote for this seat. The scuttlebutt around Baltimore is that many very well-qualified jurists will apply for the seat, and probably some practitioners as well.