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10.06.2021 23:41 News >> First Muslim Headed To US Federal Judgeship

First Muslim Headed To US Federal Judgeship

Pakistani descendant confirmed to bench one step below Supreme Court.

The son of Pakistani immigrants will become the first Muslim to serve on American's federal bench, one step below the Supreme Court.
Zahid Quraishi was confirmed on Thursday by the US Senate in a 81-16 vote.
Quraishi will serve on the US Federal District of New Jersey, moving from his job as a magistrate judge in the state.
Although Quraishi received mostly bi-partisan support for his nomination, Democrats in particular, praised the vote.
"Judge Quraishi has devoted his career to serving our country," said New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, "and his story embodies the promise of America as a place where anything is possible."
Senator Corey Booker, also from New Jersey, recommended the 46-year-old Quraishi for the position. Booker called it "an extraordinary moment" in praising and downplaying the cultural significance of the appointment. He called Quraishi a person of conviction and patriotism, "who happens to also be Muslim."
Quraishi was born to Pakistani immigrants in New York City and grew up in neighboring New Jersey. He attended Rutgers Law School but after the Sept.11, terror attacks, he joined the Army as a military prosecutor. He was later deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2006.
Quraishi later worked for the US Department of Homeland Security as an assistant US attorney specializing in cases of public corruption, organized crime and financial fraud.
Quraishi's confirmation is being celebrated by Muslim advocacy groups.
Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council told New Jersey news outlet, Northjersey.com, that Quraishi should pave the way for future Muslims in the American judiciary.
"We expect at some point there to be more judges nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate," Al-Marayati said, "and we hope [the Senate] removes this barrier of a religious litmus test for nominees." -



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