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US gets first Muslim woman federal judge

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WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden nominated the first American Muslim woman as the judge of federal bench court of United Nation, as list announced a numerous judicial nominee on Wednesday.

It is confirmed by the US senate that Nusrat Jahan Choudhary, a civil right lawyer of Bangladeshi descent, would serve in a district federal court in New York State.

Choudhry receive a confirmation by US senate as she would become the first Muslim American woman serve as judge of federal bench court but also the Bangladeshi American woman, White House said in a statement.

The latest batch of nominations “continue to fulfil the president’s vow to ensuring that the country’s courts represent the diversity that is one of our greatest benefits as a country,” White House added.

Biden has nominated eight people, making this the 13th round of nominations since the president assumed office in January 2021. Biden has nominated a total of 83 federal judges. Nusrat Jahan Choudhury is one of eight federal nominees by joe Biden as he continues to diversify the judiciary. The other nominees include two black women including Latina and a Taiwanese immigrant.

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