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Lucy H. Koh

Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Nominated February 25, 2016

President Obama nominated U.S. District Judge Lucy Haeran Koh to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Feb. 25, 2016.

The Senate Judiciary Committee belatedly scheduled and held a July 13, 2016 hearing on her nomination, which is supported by her California home-state senators and by a range of letters to the Senate from prominent Republicans, including former President GW Bush 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Michael McConnell and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

The Committee sent her nomination to the Senate Floor with bipartisan support on a 13-7 vote on September 15, 2016.

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