- The US Senate confirmed former American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer Nusrat Jahan Choudhury as the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge in June 2023.
- Choudhury, 46, is also the first Bangladeshi American to serve in this lifetime position. She will serve as a judge on the US Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- America’s first Muslim federal judge appointed in 2021 was Zahid Qureshi.
- Previously, she was the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois. Here, his work primarily focused on issues of racial justice, criminal justice, policing and government surveillance of Muslim communities, and national security.
Qns : Who was confirmed as the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge in June 2023?
(A) Nusrat Jahan Choudhury
(B) Fathima Beevi
(C) Nadia Kahf
(D) None of the above
Ans : (A) Nusrat Jahan Choudhury