Obama has nominated a Muslim for US District Court of Columbia
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Obama has nominated a Muslim for the first time ever on the federal judiciary bench for the US District Court of Columbia.
Mr. Quereshi a Pakistani-American is believed to serve people with integrity and commitment to justice.
Abid Riaz Qureshi is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he specialises in cases involving the False Claims Act, health care fraud, and securities violations.
From 2006 to 2011, he served as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department in the Washington, DC office.
He was born in Pakistan and completed his degree in the year of 1993 from Cornell University and also has a law degree from Harvard law school.
President Obama nomination of Qureshi has been hailed by the Muslim American community.
A judiciary that reflects the rich diversity of our nation helps ensure the fair and just administration of the law, and it is vital for American Muslims to be included.
“I commend President Obama for taking this important step in continuing to pick the best and brightest from every community to serve as part of our nation’s judiciary,” said Farhana Khera.