Federal judge Denny Chin, known for sentencing Bernard Madoff to 150 years in prison and his proclivity to Google rain hats, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The NY Times reports that this will make Chin the first Asian-American on the Appeals Court. Also: "His father worked as a cook in Chinese restaurants, while his mother worked as a seamstress in Chinatown garment factories. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Princeton, and obtained his law degree at Fordham University." Above the Law dressed up as Chin for Halloween.