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Obama Nominates Santa Clara County Judge Lucy Koh To Federal Bench

Publication Date: 
January 20, 2010
San Jose Mercury News
Sandra Gonzales

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, who is the Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy, advising on criminal justice and regulatory matters, was mentioned in this story about his wife Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Lucy H. Koh:

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Lucy H. Koh is poised to become the first Korean-American federal court judge in the country.

Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated the 41-year-old Koh for a federal judgeship in California's Northern District Court.


Her husband, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Stanford law professor, is a top adviser on immigration issues to President Barack Obama.