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Jasmine Yoon confirmed as Virginia’s first Asian American federal judge

On Tuesday the Senate confirmed Jasmine Yoon as the next U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

Yoon is Virginia’s first Asian American federal judge, Daily News Record reports. She will assume the role in July 2024 when Chief Judge Michael F. Urbanski assumes senior status.

According to a White House press release, Yoon earned both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2010 to 2016.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, the two U.S. Senators from Virginia, both recommended Yoon for the role, ABC 13 News reports. On Tuesday they praised the Senate’s decision to confirm her.

“We’re thrilled the Senate voted to confirm Jasmine Yoon to the federal judiciary,” the senators said in a joint statement. “She has a remarkable track record and a profound commitment to public service. With today’s confirmation, she cements herself in history as the first Asian American federal judge in Virginia. We know she’ll be a tremendous asset to the federal judiciary.”

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