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1st South Asian judge confirmed for the district of New York

The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Arun Subramanian to the district bench in New York. Times Now reports the Indian American is the first South Asian judge to serve in this district.

Subramanian is currently a partner in the law firm Susman Godrey. According to his biography on the firm’s website, he is a former law clerk to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as two other federal judges. He has recovered over a billion dollars for victims of consumer fraud and other unethical or illegal conduct, the firm says.

“Mr. Subramanian is the epitome of the American Dream and a history-maker: the child of hard-working immigrants from India,” said Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the Senate floor. “He’s dedicated his entire career fighting for average Americans. He’s an expert in consumer protection with years of experience defending those injured by unfair, illegal practices. He’s also defended victims of child trafficking in pornography.”

Cspan. The Senate voted 58-37 to confirm Arun Subramanian as a district judge in New York C-Span photo

The Senate voted 58-37 to confirm President Biden’s nomination.

Times Now reports Subramanian graduated from Case Western Reserve University before getting his law degree from Columbia University. He also served as executive editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Reuters reports the Senate has now confirmed 114 of Biden’s judicial nominees. Most have been women and people of color. 37 more of the President’s picks are still awaiting confirmation. In addition to Subramanian, the Senate Tuesday also confirmed Andrew Schopler in San Diego and Robert Ballou in Roanoke, Virginia to district courtships.

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