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Chinese Americans oppose U.S. attorney nominee over targeted prosecution

Biden's nomination of Casey Arrowood in Tennessee sparks controversy

The campaign against Casey Arrowood's nomination for U.S. attorney came after he led the yearslong prosecution of professor Hu Anming under the now-defunct China Initiative.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The Biden administration's nomination of Casey Arrowood as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee has run into substantial Chinese American pushback over his past prosecution of a professor who was later cleared.

A coalition of Asian American organizations in September sent the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee letters opposing the nomination. The signers also included more than 1,700 scientists, civil rights advocates and other individuals.

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