June 27, 2012
Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley, I am proud to offer my support for the confirmation of Magistrate Judge Fernando M. Olguin to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Olguin was recommended to the President by my colleague, Senator Feinstein, and will be a great addition to the federal bench.
Judge Olguin will bring to the bench his broad experience as a skilled lawyer and a federal magistrate. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Judge Olguin worked from 1995 to 2001 as a Partner for the law firm of Traber, Voorhees, and Olguin. In 2001, he received an appointment to become a Magistrate Judge in the Central District of California, where he has served with distinction.
I congratulate Judge Olguin and his family on this important day, and urge my colleagues in the Senate Judiciary to support this highly qualified nominee to the federal bench.
I am also proud to support the nomination of Judge Charles R. Breyer to the United States Sentencing Commission. Judge Breyer presided over the United States District Court for the Northern District of California from 1997 until 2012, when he took senior status. Judge Breyer has been an outstanding jurist and he will bring decades of experience and knowledge to the Sentencing Commission.