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Biden appoints Indian-American judge to US District Court

President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Indian-American judge Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

According to a White House press release, Bulsara has been serving as a U.S Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2017, where he was the first South Asian American federal judge to serve on any court in the Second Circuit when he was appointed.

Bulsara is the child of immigrants from India and Kenya, American Kahani reports. A native of New York, he later attended Harvard College and received his JD from Harvard Law School.  

Bulsara’s nomination on Thursday was part of Biden’s 45th round of judicial nominees.

“These choices also continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country in terms of personal and professional backgrounds,” the White House said in a press release.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed enthusiastic support for Bulsara’s nomination. Schumer called Bulsara a “first-rate legal mind and a dedicated, talented public servant” as well as an “epitome of the American Dream and a history maker” for his nomination.

“He is an expert in securities, contract, bankruptcy, and regulatory matters, but his experience also extends to representing the incarcerated, victims of domestic violence, and individuals on death row in pro bono cases,” Schumer said, according to India Today.

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