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

By 09/02/2022 3:19 PMNo Comments

On Friday, President Biden nominated Arun Subramanian to be the first judge of South Asian heritage to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Subramanian is a partner with Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has worked since 2007.

He graduated from Columbia Law School and clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The nomination for district court judge is part of a new slate of federal judicial nominees that the White House claims will help make the bench more representative of America.

“These selections also continue to fulfill the President’s vow to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our country’s greatest advantages,” the White House said in a statement.

“All (them) are incredibly qualified, experienced, and committed to the rule of law and our Constitution,” according to the statement.

The Democratically controlled Senate must confirm Subramanian.

This is Biden’s 26th round of nominations for federal judicial posts and his thirteenth slate of nominations this year.

In his first two years in office, he nominated a record 143 judges and received more confirmations than any president since John F. Kennedy.

Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

The talented appeals court judge prevailed in a tough confirmation battle to become the nation’s highest court’s, first Black woman.

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