Tag: Federal Judge

Zahid N. Quraishi

Senate Confirms Zahid Quraishi, First Muslim American Federal Judge in American History

In a remarkable show of bipartisan support for our usually divided congressional leadership, the Senate has voted to confirm the appointment of the first-ever Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history. On Thursday, June 10, Zahid Quraishi was officially approved to the U.S. District Court for the District of New…

Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim federal judge. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…