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Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as first Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history

11 days ago   |   By NBC News

Quraishi's historic nomination as a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey was confirmed by an 81-16 vote.
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US Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as the first Muslim-American federal judge in US history

US Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as the first Muslim-American federal judge in US history

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US Senate voted 83-16 on Thursday to confirm Zahid Quraishi's nomination as the US District Judge for the District of New Jersey, making him the first Muslim-American in U.S. history to serve as a federal judge.
The most recent of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees received considerable bipartisan support during the vote, with 34 Republicans voting to confirm Qursaishi.
Quraishi is currently serving as a magistrate judge for the District of New Jersey.
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The Senate Has Just Confirmed The First Muslim American Federal Judge In U.S. History

The Senate Has Just Confirmed The First Muslim American Federal Judge In U.S. History

11 days ago   |   By NPR

Zahid Quraishi was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a Senate vote of 81-16. (Image credit: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)
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