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Nomination Of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury As Federal Judge Ticks All The Right Diversity Boxes

Nomination Of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury As Federal Judge Ticks All The Right Diversity Boxes

Nomination Of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury As Federal Judge Ticks All The Right Diversity Boxes

As the Biden government completes a year in office, promoting diversity has been on the forefront. The nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is another fantastic example of it.

If the Senate Judiciary Committee confirms the nomination, Choudhury would be the first Muslim American woman, the second Muslim, and the first-ever Bangladeshi-Muslim to serve as a federal judge. (woah!)

Currently, she works as the legal director at the Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a famed civil rights lawyers’ group. Formerly, Nusrat Jahan Choudhury served as the deputy director of the ACLU’s racial justice program in New York, including other vital responsibilities at the organization.

The 44-years old lawyer has been involved in several civil rights cases that include crucial lawsuits where she challenged the federal government’s No Fly List and the New York Police Department’s eye on the city’s Muslim fraternity.

Choudhury set her professional journey as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Afterward, she served as a staff attorney for the ACLU National Security Project and Racial Justice Program. In her capacity as the legal director of ACLU, she mentored the legal team to fight for the people detained on migration charges, rectify policing policies in Chicago, and stop the detrimental practices affecting citizens’ daily lives.

Nusrat Jahan Choudhury is an alum of Yale Law School, Columbia University, and Princeton University. 

At a time when hate, violence, and discrimination have groped society and spread enmity among communities, such a decision definitely seems like a maverick.

The historic nomination by the president ticks all the diversity boxes and ensures an all-encompassing judiciary system maintaining the true ideology of the United States of America The quality-based selection irrespective of gender, color, and race, continues to be an example to the political heirs of Biden.

The nomination of Choudhury to be the first-ever Bangladeshi-Muslim to serve the federal jurisdiction of America lightens the hope for a brighter future where the marginalized sects won’t suffer anymore, and justice would be legitimate.

If confirmed, Choudhury will become the second-ever Muslim US federal judge, after the Senate approved the nomination of Zahid Quraishi to serve as a district court judge in New Jersey last year.

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