History of the Federal Judiciary

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Koh, Lucy Haeran
Born 1968 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 20, 2010, to a seat vacated by Ronald M. Whyte. Confirmed by the Senate on June 7, 2010, and received commission on June 9, 2010.

Harvard University, B.A., 1990
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:
Fellow, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1993-1994
U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1997; special counsel, Office of Legislative Affairs, 1994-1996; special assistant to the deputy attorney general, 1996-1997
Assistant U. S. attorney, Central District of California, 1997-2000
Private practice, Palo Alto, California, 2000-2008
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 2008-2010

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, February 25, 2016; no Senate vote


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