Il Senato conferma Zahid Quraishi primo giudice federale musulmano americano nella storia degli Stati Uniti

Il Senato giovedì ha votato per confermare Zahid Quraishi come giudice distrettuale degli Stati Uniti per il distretto del New Jersey, rendendolo il primo giudice federale musulmano americano nella storia degli Stati Uniti.

“Sig. Quraishi will be the first American Muslim in United States history to serve as an Article III federal judge. The third largest religion in the United States, and he will become the first to ever serve as an Article III judge,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday in floor remarks ahead of the vote.
We must expand not only demographic diversity, but professional diversity, and I know that President Biden agrees with me on this, and this will be something that I will set out to do,” Schumer said, noting how Quraishi is a “potente” example of this.
    Prior to his confirmation, Quraishi has been serving as a United States magistrate judge in New Jersey. According to his biography, he is of Pakistani ancestry and has the distinction of being the first Asian-American to serve on the federal bench in New Jersey.
      Sen. Democratico. Dick Durbin said in floor remarks on Thursday that Quraishi hashad an amazing public service career,” and noted that he isthe son of Pakistani immigrants.
        Nel mese di marzo, when Biden announced his intention to nominate Quraishi, the White House said heserved as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 2008 per 2013. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Judge Quraishi served as an assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also served as a military prosecutor and achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2006.

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