Four nominees named for federal California district courts
California: President Obama has named two nominees for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and two for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The candidates named are awaiting their hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The judges nominated for the Northern District are federal magistrate judges Edward Chen and Richard Seeborg. The Central District candidates are Dolly Gee and Jacquelyn Nguyen. Of the four nominees, only Gee lacks prior experience as a judge.
Even if these four nominees are appointed, five vacancies remain in the California federal district courts, and two on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.