Last week, President Obama nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, Judge Susan Richard Nelson, Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander, Judge James K. Bredar, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond E. Chang to United States District Court judgeships.
Kobayashi has served as a magistrate-judge in Hawaii since 1999. Kobayashi is President Barack Obama’s first judicial appointment in Hawaii.
Edmond E. Chang is the first Asian Pacific American to be nominated to sit as an Article III judge within the 7th Circuit. ♦