Indian American judge among 11 Obama appointees

New York, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has appointed Indian American federal judge Vince Chhabria along with 10 others as full-time judges, a media report said.

The appointment filled 11 of the 14 vacancies in the court for the northern district of California and is the most dramatic makeover of such bench during his administration, mercurynews.com reported on Sunday.

The 11 Obama appointees sailed through Senate confirmation hearings.

Obama nominated Chhabria, 46, to serve as a US district judge of the US district court for the northern district of California on July 25, 2013.

His nomination was confirmed on March 5, 2014 by a vote of 58-41 and received his judicial commission on March 7, 2014.

Born in 1969 in San Francisco, California, Chhabria completed his Bachelors’ in Arts in 1991 from the University of California-Santa Cruz.

He received a Juris Doctorate — a professional doctorate and first professional graduate degree in law — in 1998 from the University of California-Berkeley.

From 2005 to 2013, he served in the San Francisco City Attorney’s office as a deputy city Attorney for Government Litigation and as the Co-Chief of Appellate Litigation.

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