Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On December 1

On this day in ...
... 2009, the U.S. Senate voted 97-0 to confirm the 1st Vietnamese American federal judge appointed with life tenure pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Serving since then as a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California is Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen (left). Nguyen was born in 1965 in Dalat, in what was then South Vietnam. When that country was defeated in 1975, she came with her family to the United States. Following undergraduate and law studies at Occidental College and UCLA, respectively, she held a number of posts, including Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Division for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California, and Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

(Prior December 1 posts are here, here, and here.)

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