Scott Matheson, Hugh B. Brown Presidential Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was confirmed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in the final hours of the U.S. Senate’s lame-duck session on December 22.
Matheson was nominated by President Barack Obama last spring and unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in June. He is the former dean of the U’s College of Law and U.S. attorney for Utah.
Matheson’s confirmation received extensive media coverage. The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, KCPW radio, and other news outlets all posted stories.
The Matheson Press Release from the Tenth Circuit is accessible here.