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Senate confirms Obama nominee for court

Appeals court pick had GOP backing

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed Wyoming’s attorney general, Gregory Alan Phillips, for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, taking a small step toward breaking the logjam over judicial appointments.

Phillips will serve on a court that is based in Denver and covers appellate cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, parts of Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. The Senate voted unanimously — 88 to 0 — to confirm Phillips.

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