Senate Confirms Roopali H. Desai To The Ninth Circuit

Desai becomes the first South Asian judge to serve on the Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Roopali H. Desai to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with a bipartisan vote of 67-29.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Desai’s confirmation:

“It comes as no surprise that Ms. Desai’s nomination has received high praise across the political and ideological spectrum, as well as from state judges, law enforcement officials, and three different fire fighters’ organizations.  With 16 years of experience as a litigator, she is an outstanding addition to the Ninth Circuit.”

In July, Desai advanced out of the Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan voice vote of 18-4.