Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Court Judge
As reported by National Law Journal, yesterday President Obama nominated (White House announcement) Abid Qureshi, partner in the D.C. law firm of Latham & Watkins, for a federal district judgeship in the District of Columbia. Qureshi, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the first Muslim ever nominated for a seat on a federal court. A litigator whose expertise includes white collar defense, Qureshi is also the global Chair of Latham’s Pro Bono Committee. (Bio). Muslim Advocates issued a press release commending President Obama for the nomination.