Magistrate Judge Ed Chen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently. Judge Chen was recently nominated by Pres. Obama to a federal district bench in the Northern District of California, which includes the Bay Area. Amazingly enough, the Bay Area has never had an Asian American federal judge, despite its historically large APA population. As you can see in the YouTube clip, Judge Chen is likely to become the first, judging from the largely softball questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Committee.