Saturday, December 26, 2009

L.A. attorney confirmed for federal judgeship

The first Chinese American woman has been confirmed to serve on the U.S. District Court. Her mother came here from China and worked hard in low paying jobs to make it possible for her to get an education. - - Donna Poisl

Ten years ago, Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee was nominated by President Clinton to serve as a United States District Court judge. But Clinton's term ended without a confirmation.

On Christmas Eve, the Arcadia resident -- nominated again by President Obama -- heard from the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). Gee called her 81-year-old mother to break the news that the U.S. Senate had confirmed her.

"She said, 'Finally!' " Gee said on Friday. "It's a huge breakthrough not just for me and my family, but our entire community."
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