The U.S. Senate confirmed Gustavo Gelpí to the Boston-based federal appeals court, making him President Joe Biden’s sixth appellate nominee to join the bench.
Gelpí was confirmed in a bipartisan 52-41 vote Monday to a Puerto Rico seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He received support from Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).
Gelpí is currently a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He is the second Hispanic and second Puerto Rican judge on the First Circuit, according to the White House.