Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

APALC Applauds Jacqueline Nguyen’s Historic Confirmation

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the United States Senate confirmed Jacqueline H. Nguyen to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, making her the first Vietnamese American Article III judge.
Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director of APALC said, “We are extremely proud of Jacqueline Nguyen. APALC applauds her confirmation and lauds her integrity and devotion to the U.S. Constitution.”
The Senate approved Judge Nguyen this afternoon by a vote of 97-0. Judge Nguyen will also be the first Asian Pacific American female Article III judge in California history. Article III judgeships are lifetime presidential appointments.
Judge Nguyen was the first Vietnamese American woman to serve on the California bench, appointed by Governor Gray Davis in 2002. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, she served in the U.S. Attorney’s office, in the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Sections, before serving as a deputy chief of the General Crimes Section. She was a founding member and past president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, as well as involved in many other local bar organizations. In 2002, APALC honored her with a Special Recognition Award.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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