The US Senate, approving Zahid Quraishi as district judge for the state of New Jersey, ABDFor the first time in , III of the constitution. appointed a Muslim federal judge with the privileged rights set forth in the article.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, regarding the appointment before the vote, said, “We need to broaden not just demographic but professional diversity, and I know President Biden agrees with me on this. Quraishi is the first American in U.S. history to serve as a Section III federal judge. He will be a Muslim.” He pointed out the importance of Quraishi’s appointment to such a post.
Quraishi, who was nominated by US President Joe Biden to become the first Muslim District Judge, has a successful career as a magistrate in New Jersey.
The Muslim judge, who also served as the assistant chief adviser at the US Department of Homeland Security for a while, earned the rank of captain in the US Army, where he served as a military prosecutor between 2004-2006.