President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Washington lawyer Abid Riaz Qureshi to the United States District Court for Washington, D.C., making Qureshi the first Muslim-American to be nominated to the bench of a federal court.
“I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice,” Obama said in a statement.
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Qureshi is a lawyer and partner at Latham & Watkins’ LLP, where he specializes in anything concerning the False Claims Act, federal securities, and healthcare fraud, according to his brief biography on the firm’s website. Read more…More about Muslim, Nominate, Federal Court, Judge, and Barack Obama
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