On November 10, 2011, President Obama nominated Curiel to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He replaced Judge Thomas J. Whelan, who had taken senior status. Curiel received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 28, 2012, which reported his nomination to the Senate on April 26, 2012, by voice vote. In the early hours of September 22, 2012, on what was officially still the legislative day of September 21, the Senate confirmed Curiel by voice vote. He received his commission on October 1, 2012.
Wild Gonzalo P. Curiel "Cases"
United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the man presiding over the class-action lawsuit against Trump University, is a member of the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego and oversaw the gift of a law school scholarship to an illegal alien.Read more