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Biden names Pakistani-American as first Muslim lawyer to Federal Appeals Court

By ONLINE
November 17, 2023
Recently nominated lawyer in the Federal Court of Appeals Adeel Mungi can be seen posing for a picture in this image. — NBC News
Recently nominated lawyer in the Federal Court of Appeals Adeel Mungi can be seen posing for a picture in this image. — NBC News

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden nominated Adeel Mungi from Karachi as a lawyer in the Federal Court of Appeals thus he will become the first American Muslim to reach this position.

According to the American media the nomination of Adeel Mungi as a federal appeals court lawyer by President Joe Biden, must be approved by the Senate in which the ruling party has a majority. Adeel Mungi was nominated by the US president to the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia along with 7 other judicial nominations.

Highly educated Adeel Mungi is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oxford. He has actively pursued religious liberty cases in the Trump era and is currently a partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Apart from this Mungi has also worked with the Muslim Bar Association of New York the Legal Aid Society of New York and Muslims for Progressive Values. The Pakistani-born lawyer is a member of Lincoln’s Honorable Society as well as an advisory member of the Alliance of Families for Justice. He is also a member of the board.

It should be noted that two years ago Joe Biden nominated the first Muslim Zahid Qureshi in the federal district court. He is also a Pakistani national and is serving in the federal district court.