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Judge Denny Chin

Background Information

Name: Judge Denny Chin

Nominated to: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Date Nominated: October 6, 2009

ABA Rating: Unanimously Well Qualified

Committee Hearing: November 18, 2009

Commitee Vote: December 10, 2009; Approved by voice vote

Home state: New York (b. Hong Kong)

Current Job: U.S. District Court Judge in New York, nominated and confirmed during the Clinton Administration

If confirmed, Judge Chin will be the only active Asian-American Judge on the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals (unless Judge Goodwin Liu were confirmed before him).


Key links:

White House Press Release Announcing Nomination

"Obama names Madoff Case Judge to Fill Sotomayor Spot," The Hill, October 7, 2009

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