A hearing on U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton's nomination for the appellate seat is set for 2:30 p.m. April 1 in Washington, D.C., according to an agenda posted online today. The hearing will be webcast live. An assistant attorney general nominee for the Department of Justice is also scheduled to be considered at that hearing.
President Barack Obama nominated Judge Hamilton for the post on March 17. This hearing is one step in the overall confirmation process, and the judge would still need confirmation by the full Senate. If confirmed, he would replace Judge Kenneth Ripple, who took senior status in September 2008.