It was precisely Nusrat Jahan Chaudhry who was appointed to serve in the Eastern District Court of New York. He is described as a lawyer who has been employed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) since 2008. He served as Deputy Director of the Racial Justice Program between 2018 and 2020 within the Civil Rights Organization and became Legal Director in Illinois.
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The White House has announced that if the Senate’s lawyer confirms this position, she will become not only the “first Muslim woman to sit on the federal bench” but also the first American of Bangladeshi descent.
As for the second appointment, it is about lawyer Zahid Qureshi. The first Muslim to serve as a federal judge in the United States, he released the news in 2021. This son of a Pakistani immigrant served in the New Jersey District Court.
According to the White House, these various appointments are part of the Biden administration’s efforts to give a new face to the federal justice system, while ensuring that the country’s courts reflect diversity. Country based on personal and professional background ”.