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AABA Ohio Supports the Nomination of Edward M. Chen to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

posted May 23, 2010, 9:06 PM by AABA Ohio   [ updated Sep 9, 2012, 6:47 PM ]
The Asian Pacific American Bar of Ohio signed on to a joint letter to Senators Reid and McConnell on behalf of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and NAPABA Affiliates supporting President Obama's nomination of Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to the United State District Court for the Northern District of California.

Judge Chen has served for nine years as a magistrate judge.  As a lawyer, he has represented Asian Pacific American businesses, residents, workers and consumers against discrimination.  He was a member of the legal team that represented Fred Korematsu in successfully overturning his World War II conviction for failing to comply with the Japanese internment order.  Judge Chen also has a long history of community service on behalf of organizations involved in providing low cost housing, educational and recreation services for disadvantaged youths.

In San Francisco, where Judge Chen is expected to serve if confirmed, 35% of the population is Asian Pacific American.