Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein issued the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Federal Judge Kimberly Mueller for the Eastern District of California by unanimous consent:
“I am very pleased that the Senate has finally taken action to confirm Kimberly Mueller as a District Judge for the Eastern District of California. This Court has a crushing caseload of more than 1,000 filings per judge – the highest caseload in the nation – and is badly in need of Judge Mueller’s able help. She will be an excellent asset for the Court.
“It is senseless that Judge Mueller, a well-qualified and uncontroversial nominee, had to wait over nine months for the Senate to take action to confirm her. It is time to put an end to the obstruction and delay that have been holding so many qualified judicial candidates hostage.”
Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
Judge Kimberly J. Mueller is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of California, a position she has held since 2003. Previously, she was in private practice specializing in intellectual property work, first as an associate attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and then as a sole practitioner in Sacramento. Judge Mueller has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Pacific McGeorge School of Law and at the U.C. Davis School of Law. Prior to earning her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1995, Mueller served a five-year term on the Sacramento City Council and was Health and Safety Director of the California Firefighter Foundation. She received her B.A. from Pomona College in 1981.