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|United States District Court for the Central District of California|
|Station:||Los Angeles - Spring Street, CA|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||12/17/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Jacqueline Nguyen|
|Past post:||Central District of California, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||07/23/2001 - 12/17/2012|
|Law School:||University of California, Berkeley Law, J.D., 1989|
Fernando M. Olguin is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, Oguin was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He was appointed to this position on July 23, 2001.
Early life and education
Judge Olguin began his career as a law clerk for Senior Judge Muecke of the District of Arizona. He worked in this position until 1991. In 1994, he became the National Director of the Education Program for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The following year he joined the firm Traber, Voorhees & Olguin as a partner. He worked in this capacity until his appointment to the district court in 2001.
Federal judicial nomination
|Candidate:||Fernando M. Olguin|
|Court:||Central District of California|
|Progress:||Confirmed 217 days after nomination.|
|ABA Rating:||Substantial Majority Qualified; Minority Not Qualified|
Obama nominated Judge Fernando Olguin to the United States District Court for the Central District of California to fill the vacancy left by Jacqueline Nguyen. Obama commented on the nomination, stating, “I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench. They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.”
Olguin was rated Substantial Majority Qualified; Minority Not Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 27, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.
On December 17, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Fernando Olguin to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Central District of California with a voice vote.
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Magistrate Judges of the Central District of California
- Central District of California: Judges' Procedures and Schedules (dead link)
- Judge Olguin biography
- "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" 5/14/2012
- "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US District Court" 5/14/2012
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "112th Congress Nomination Materials," accessed April 23, 2014
- Report on the Activities of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 112th Congress
- United States Periodic Press Gallery
|Central District of California
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|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|