@TedrickG: Senate Panel to Hold 9th Circuit Confirmation Hearing for Judge Lucy Koh

In an unusual move for the Obama Administration, the President has nominated a California judge who stood up to Google in the Gmail class action.  This is such an unusual move for the Obama Administration (which is a close to Google as 1 is to 2) that it bears watching.

Lucy Koh, a San Jose federal judge who has ruled on some of Silicon Valley’s most important legal battles in recent years, could make history if the Senate confirms her nomination to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Koh, the first Korean-American to serve as a U.S. District Court judge, would be the second to serve on a federal appeals court and the first Korean-American woman.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing on Koh’s nomination.

Read the story on KQED

And the eye opening post by Jeff Gould that recounts the Gmail litigation before Judge Koh.