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Dolly Gee Confirmed By Senate, First Chinese-American Woman To Be Federal Judge

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ten years ago, Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee was nominated by President Clinton to serve as a United States District Court judge. But Clinton's term ended without a confirmation.

On Christmas Eve, the Arcadia resident -- nominated again by President Obama -- heard from the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). Gee called her 81-year-old mother to break the news that the U.S. Senate had confirmed her.

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