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Judge Chen Confirmed

Today the Senate confirmed magistrate judge Edward Chen to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by a vote of 56-42.  Chen’s nomination was controversial due to his work for 16 years as an attorney for the ACLU.  BLT blog has more here.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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