In the category of “we here at triscribe, because we’re APA and we’re lawyers”:
Following up on a previous post on Prof. Goodwin Liu: Governor Jerry Brown nominates Prof. Liu for the California Supreme Court, the highest court of California. See the post from Angry Asian Man blog on the subject (he further links to an LA Times article). See also NAPABA’s official press release.
I guess Prof. Liu will get that judicial experience he supposedly needs.
Although, it’s kind of interesting that this news comes right on the heels of this article over at The National Law Journal, “Law Professors Find a Hard Road to Federal Appointments.” I’m really not sure what it means when being a law professor isn’t a plus, but kudos to Prof. Liu, Gov. Brown, and California for bucking a trend, even if it is in the state level.
Couldn’t make the 32nd AAPI Heritage Festival at Union Square this past Sunday because I foolishly re-injured my knee. But, I expect to see pictures…!
Hat tip to Angry Asian Man blog: the US Senate has confirmed Edward Chen, US magistrate judge, to be US federal district court judge for Northern District of California.
As Angry Asian Man notes: Judge Chen will be “the first time an Asian American judge has been appointed to the federal district court in San Francisco, and he’s only the second Asian American federal district court judge in the Northern California district (after Lucy Koh, who was confirmed last year).
See also the NAPABA press release on Judge Chen’s confirmation. Congratulations to Judge Chen!
Supposedly, it’s spring.
Thanks to the annual NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness, my brackets are completely a mess. Pittsburgh’s out, as are much of the Big East. Me and my Big East sentiments. And, I didn’t pick Princeton, but I did kind of rooted for them (had to support the Ivy League); then again, who were we kidding? Cornell’s amazing run of last year couldn’t possibly be repeated.
But, the Princeton kids seemed like a good bunch, playing in memory of their young fan, who had passed away due to cancer. Plus, before last year’s Cornell was that other amazing Ivy League upsetters – the Princeton team of 1995-1996, in the 1996 March Madness; a nice commemoration over at Time.com by Sean Gregory, who was a member of that team.
Re: the APA legal community – Judge Edward Chen gets another go-around with the Senate confirmation hearings for a federal judgeship.
YC linked to this on Facebook; I’m forwarding it along: perhaps the tv series “Outsourced” on NBC isn’t that offensive, as Geetika Tandon Lizardi suggests in an op-ed in the LA Times? I don’t know – when I catch a little of it, I find myself wishing it were more funny. I want so badly for talented Asians/Asian Americans to have a shot on mainstream tv, whether in writing, producing, or acting (Parvesh Cheena is seriously talented; I liked him in other roles), but then again, with sitcoms, sometimes it does take time and development. I guess NBC’s giving it a shot; what else can it possibly air, after all? (certainly something far worse).
NASA’s Messenger has finally made it to Mercury.
Thought this article on Newsweek.com about George H.W. Bush was fascinating to show how a different perspective might change the way we think about a president that was perceived to be “weak” (and who was far more strong and wise than we thought at the time).