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Desai Confirmed to Ninth Circuit in Strong Bipartisan Vote (3)

Aug. 4, 2022, 2:08 PMUpdated: Aug. 4, 2022, 6:24 PM

Roopali Desai is headed for the San Francisco-based US appeals court after an unusually speedy vetting process ended with the strongest Senate support yet for any Biden circuit nominee.

The Coopersmith Brockelman partner was confirmed, 67-29, to a lifetime appointment on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers California and other western states.

Desai was nominated on June 15, making her confirmation process only 50 days.

Desai had important support from influential Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema, who introduced her at her confirmation hearing for the Arizona seat. At that hearing, Desai faced questions during her vetting ...