President Barack Obama's first-term appointments to Bay Area federal courts and the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. All are Democrats:

9th Circuit

  • Mary Murguia, 62, former federal prosecutor and federal judge in Arizona

  • Morgan Christen, 50, former Alaska Supreme Court justice

  • Jacqueline Nguyen, 47, former Los Angeles state and federal judge, former federal prosecutor

  • Paul Watford, 44, former partner in Los Angeles law firm, former federal prosecutor

  • Andrew Hurwitz, 64, former Arizona lawyer, chief of staff to former Arizona Govs. Bruce Babbitt and Rose Mofford

    Northern District of California (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose federal courts)

  • Richard Seeborg, 56, former U.S. Magistrate and federal prosecutor

  • Edward Davila, 60, former Santa Clara County judge and criminal defense lawyer

  • Edward Chen, 59, former U.S. Magistrate and American Civil Liberties Union lawyer

  • Lucy Koh, 44, former Santa Clara County judge, law firm partner and federal prosecutor

  • Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, 56, former Alameda County judge and partner in San Francisco law firm



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