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Name Chen, Edward Milton
City San Francisco
State CA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Judge : Federal, Magistrate
Race Asian-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1953 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1953 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Martin J. Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 2011, and received commission on May 12, 2011.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2001-2011

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979-1980
Attorney, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, California, 1980-1981
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1981-1982
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1982-1985
Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, 1985-2001

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, August 6, 2009; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 20, 2010; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 13, 2010; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) DR-CA-0003 : American Council of the Blind v. Astrue
DR-CA-0035 : Saldana-Neily v. Taco Bell of America
DR-CA-0040 : Department of Fair Employment & Housing v. Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
DR-CA-0051 : Smiley v. California Department of Education
EE-CA-0085 : EEOC v. FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT
EE-CA-0286 : United States v. City of Torrance
EE-CA-0302 : Ellis v. Costco
EE-CA-0303 : Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
EE-CA-0346 : Hegar v. Panetta
EE-CA-0350 : EEOC v. Children's Hospital and Research Center
IM-AL-0004 : Sandoval v. Alexander
IM-CA-0015 : Rivera v. NIBCO, Inc., et al
IM-CA-0075 : Lyon v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
JC-CA-0007 : Bull v. City and County of San Francisco
JC-CA-0022 : Flick v. San Francisco, California
PB-CA-0002 : Martinez v. Astrue
PB-CA-0013 : Davis v. California HHS
PC-CA-0047 : Castillo v. Alameida

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