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.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing on Koh’s nomination.
And the eye opening post by Jeff Gould that recounts the Gmail litigation before Judge Koh.