Biden nominates Arun Subramanian as first South Asian judge for Southern District of New York

President Biden nominated Arun Subramanian on Friday to turn into the primary choose of South Asian descent to serve on the Southern District of New York.

Subramanian, a Columbia Regulation College graduate who clerked for the late Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a associate at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, the place he has labored since 2007.

The district court docket choose nominee is a part of a slate of latest federal judicial nominees that the White Home says will assist make the bench extra reflective of America.

“These selections additionally proceed to satisfy the President’s promise to make sure that the nation’s courts replicate the variety that’s one among our biggest belongings as a rustic,” the White Home stated in an announcement.

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“All of (them) are terribly certified, skilled, and dedicated to the rule of legislation and our Structure,” the assertion added.

Subramanian will should be confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The slate of nominees is Biden’s twenty sixth spherical of picks for federal judicial positions and his thirteenth slate of nominations this 12 months.

He has nominated a document 143 judges in his first two years in workplace and gained extra confirmations in his first 12 months in workplace than any president since John F. Kennedy.

Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to exchange Supreme Courtroom Justice Stephen Breyer. The completed appeals court docket choose gained a bruising affirmation combat to take the spot as the primary Black girl to serve on the nation’s highest court docket.

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