Nguyen becomes first Vietnamese American and first Asian American woman to serve on federal appeals court
SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I congratulate Judge Jacqueline Nguyen on her confirmation to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Nguyen has had a very successful career as a federal prosecutor and judge on the US District Court. Her confirmation breaks a major barrier for Vietnamese Americans and Asian American women everywhere. I commend President Obama for this excellent appointment and the Senate on the overwhelming confirmation.”
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