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Indian-American appointed judge in California


Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian American , Vince Girdhari Chhabria, to a key judicial post in California.

Nominated to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, Mr. Chhabria is currently deputy city attorney for government litigation at the San Francisco city attorney’s office, where he has worked since 2005.

Announcing Mr. Chhabria’s nomination along with five other judicial posts, the President said: “These men and women have had distinguished legal careers and I am honoured to ask them to continue their work as judges on the federal bench.”

“They will serve the American people with integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice,” he added.

On confirmation by the Senate, Mr. Chhabria would become the first South Asian judge in California and the fourth South Asian judge in the U.S. Mr. Chhabria’s nomination comes close on the heels of confirmation of Chandigarh-born Sri Srinivasan as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

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