On Tuesday, March 20th, 2014, the United States Senate voted unanimously to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Greg Costa to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Costa previously was appointed as a federal district judge for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, in April of 2012.  Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Costa served as a federal prosecutor and was involved in the government’s prosecution of, and conviction of, Allen Stanford, who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.  We welcome Judge Costa to the appellate bench and look forward to his contributions to the law.