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Lucy Koh confirmed to 9th Circuit Court, becomes first Korean American woman to serve on federal appeals court

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The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 on Monday to confirm Lucy Koh to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

A historical vote: The decision came about in spite of Republican objections to a decision she wrote earlier this year as a district court judge allowing California to restrict religious gatherings during the pandemic.

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