Demand Justice Statement on Nusrat Choudhury’s Confirmation


June 15, 2023

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WASHINGTON, DC— Following Senate confirmation of civil rights lawyer Nusrat Choudhury to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, DemandJustice Chief Counsel Christopher Kang issued the following statement: 

“The trend of the Senate confirming some of President Biden and Leader Schumer’s best judicial picks continues. It used to be an anomaly for the Senate to confirm a career civil rights lawyer to a federal judgeship. This week, it’s happened multiple times.”

“Yesterday, Dale Ho became the first lawyer in 43 years to be confirmed to the federal bench while working for the ACLU. Just one day later, Nusrat Choudhury became the second. The last, and only, other judge to make that leap was future-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Like Justice Ginsburg, Judges Ho and Choudhury will bring deep expertise in how the law affects the lives of marginalized people.”

Choudhury is also the first Muslim American woman and first Bangladeshi-American to be confirmed as a federal judge. 

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