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Correction to This Article
The article incorrectly reported the tally of the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to endorse U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The panel voted 16 to 3 in support of the nomination, not 17 to 3. Also, the article omitted West Virginia as one of the states covered by the appeals court.

Senate Committee Backs 4th Circuit Nominee

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By Henri E. Cauvin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 5, 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday endorsed the nomination of U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

The panel voted 17 to 3 to back Davis, who has been a federal judge in Baltimore since 1995 and whose nomination will now go to the full Senate. No date for a vote has been set.

President Obama tapped Davis to fill a seat that has been vacant for nearly a decade. Maryland's two U.S. senators, Barbara A. Mikulski (D) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D), have supported his nomination.

In 2000, Davis was nominated by President Clinton to fill the same vacancy. The nomination did not move forward.

The vacancy is one of four on the 15-seat 4th Circuit appellate court, which hears cases from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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