Judge Jim Wynn was finally confirmed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week. Judge Wynn was first nominated for the court in 1999. His confirmation comes after months of being held up in the Senate by Republican obstruction after President Obama re-nominated him last year. (Republicans, however, are still holding up the confirmation of North Carolina Judge Albert Diaz to another seat on the Fourth Circuit.) Judge Wynn was sworn in on Tuesday and officially resigned from his seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Wynn’s former seat on the Court of Appeals will now be up for election in November.