attorney jerry tao makes sen. reid's list for federal judge

Just saw this interesting bit of news on the Asian American Action Fund blog. Senate Majority Harry Reid recently named Jerry Tao for his short list for federal judge. If nominated and confirmed, Tao will become the first Asian American judge in Nevada's history. This is a big deal.

Asian Americans have made huge strides in the field of law, but we're seriously underrepresented in the judiciary. As AAA-Fund points out, less than 1 percent of federal judges are Asian American -- even though Asian Americans have been the fastest growing group of lawyers over the past decade.

That's why they're calling on you to make your voice heard. You can contact Senator Reid and ask him to recommend Jerry Tao for federal judge. You can call Leader Reid's Las Vegas office at 702.388.5020. You can also call his D.C. office at 202.224.3542. Here's some background on Jerry Tao:
In nearly 20 years, Jerry Tao has amassed a formidable resume worthy of a federal judge. His impeccable record of representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to death row murderers to immigrants seeking recourse for civil rights violations has garnered bipartisan respect.

As a Clark County Deputy Assistant Attorney, Jerry has led hundreds of prosecutions, first-chairing more than 60 criminal felonies and misdemeanors, including cases within the domestic violence division. What's more, he has published important law review articles on patent law. Finally, he brings impeccable legislative credentials, having served as Leader Reid's Chief Speechwriter and Legislative Assistant.

Jerry Tao has been a role model in our community and a tremendous public servant for Nevada.
If Jerry Tao is selected, Senator Reid will ask President Obama to nominate him to the federal bench. Once nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, federal judges have lifetime tenure on the bench. That means they can serve as a judge for the rest of their life. More here: Call Sen. Reid, Help Jerry Tao.

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