Judge James Wynn, Jr., long an appellate judge in North Carolina, finally was confirmed to a spot on the Fourth Circuit. Like Judge Davis, confirmed in April, Judge Wynn was first nominated by Preident Clinton. Had he been confirmed then, he would have been the first African-American on that court. The court was long controlled by Senator Jess Helms, however, who blocked both appointments. Only two seats are now vacant. One nominee has been waiting for a vote from the full Senate since January 28.