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First Korean-American Woman Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the appointment of Lucy H. Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is the first Korean-American woman to be serving as a federal appellate judge in U.S. history.

Pres. Biden announced the appointment in September 2021. Most recently, Judge Koh served as a federal judge for the Northern District of California and previously served as California Superior Court Judge for Santa Clara County.

The Asian American community praised this confirmation.

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