Senate Confirms Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court


Posted on May 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the nomination of Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

As Malcolm Yeung, President of AABA, said,"Judge Chen is eminently qualified for the federal bench, having distinguished himself through a decade of service as a Magistrate Judge in the Northern District and through his involvement with the Asian American legal community."

"We also thank President Obama and the White House for nominating Judge Chen to the federal bench. His Administration made history with its nominations and the Senate's confirmations of the first two Asian American judges in the 150-year history of the Northern District of California," said Yeung. With today's Senate confirmation, Judge Chen is only the second Asian American judge in the Northern District of California, following the confirmation of Judge Lucy Koh in 2010.

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