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Roll Call: Time for An Asian American US Attorney General

posted by Randall

Kamala HarrisCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is among those on a short list to be nominated by President Obama for US Attorney General, according to numerous media reports.

The speculation started almost immediately after the resignation of Eric Holder last week (pictured to left of Harris).

The Oakland-born Harris is half Indian American and Jamaican American. Her mother is Shyamala Gopalan of India. She would become the first Asian American US Attorney General in history.Denny Chin

After having three Asian Americans in his cabinet at the start of his presidency, President Obama is currently the first president in 15 years to have none.

A guest post in Roll Call by William J. Simonitsch, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, names several other possible Asian American nominees.

They include Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin (pictured), New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Hawaii Attorney General David M. Louie,  and former general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security Ivan K. Fong.

You can read Simonitsch’s argument for each of them in Roll Call.



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