Todd Hughes

This afternoon, the Senate unanimously confirmed Todd
Hughes to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit. Like all of the President’s judicial nominees, Hughes has the
intellect, experience, integrity, and temperament to be a successful
judge. He is also gay.

The United States Courts of Appeals are the second-highest
courts in the nation
– a level just below the Supreme Court – and there
has never been an openly gay judge to serve on a Court of Appeals until
now
.  Hughes’s historic confirmation is yet another “first” among
President Obama’s federal judges.  Many of the President’scircuitjudges
have broken new diversity barriers – including three Hispanic, two
Asian American, and one African American — who are “firsts” in their
respective courts.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.