Filipino judge nominated for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco
A Filipino American judge is one of three of President Donald Trump’s nominees for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco — which is the nation’s largest appeals court.
Patrick Bumatay received his undergraduate degree from Yale, and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
He currently serves as counselor to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions on issues regarding national opioid strategy, transnational organized crime, and prison policies.
He’s associated with several professional organizations, including the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.
All three nominees have to be approved by the Senate judiciary committee first, before a vote goes to the full Senate.