It appears that Sri Srinivasan is probably going to be confirmed to the DC Circuit, or at least he made it through a hearing without any real sign of trouble. That matters. If it turns out that Barack Obama is about to appoint people for the other three DC Circuit spots, that would matter too, but it hasn't happened yet, so I guess a rumor of it isn't quite all that. Also, the Senate did confirm one appeal court judge. All of that matters.
I'm not yet convinced that beating the filibuster on the motion to proceed to the gun bill matters.
That's what I have. What do you think mattered this week?