US Senate on 13 May 2014 confirmed the name of Indian – American Indira Talwani as the federal judge in Massachusetts. The US Senate approved the name of Talwani by 94-0 votes.
With this confirmation, Talwani became the first person of Asian descent to serve as a Judge in Massachusetts and in the first circuit. The first circuit includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. She is also the second female judge of South Asian descent nationwide.
About Indira Talwani
• Born to the immigrants from India and Germany, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude from Harvard College in 1982
• In 1988, she received Juris doctorate from University of California Berkeley School of Law and graduating Order of the Coif
Who: US Senate
When: 13 May 2014