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First Vietnamese American Federal Judge Confirmed

Bolsavik.com, Posted: Dec 04, 2009

The U.S. Senate, this week, unanimously confirmed Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to the U.S. District Court, making her the first Vietnamese-American federal judge.

She also previously received unanimous approval by the Judiciary Committee. On the floor, Senator Diane Feinstein made the following statement:
Judge Nguyen is a tested judge with a track record of success as both a judge and a federal prosecutor.

Judge Nguyen was born in South Vietnam. She came to this country at the age of 10 during the final days of the Vietnam War. The Nguyens spent several months living at a refugee camp in Camp Pendleton, San Diego before moving to the La Crescenta neighborhood of Los Angeles.

She was naturalized in 1984."

Nguyen is a former assistant U.S. attorney. She graduated from Occidental College in 1987 and earned a law degree from UCLA.

Nguyen will become a member of the U.S. District Court in California's Central District in downtown Los Angeles.


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