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Denny Chin - CONFIRMED
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
On October 6, 2009, President Obama nominated Southern District of New York federal judge Denny Chin to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. President Obama said Judge Chin "displayed exceptional dedication to public service throughout [his] career," and noted his record of "serv[ing] on the bench with distinction in New York."
AFJ's in-depth review of his record shows Judge Chin to be a fair minded jurist, who exercises great care and a keen attention to detail when deciding cases. He is committed to upholding the Constitution's promise of equal justice for all, not a select few.
Judge Chin, an immigrant from Hong Kong who moved to the United States when he was two years old, grew up in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood where his mother worked as a seamstress and his father as a cook in Chinese restaurants. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.