US President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American civil rights legal professional as a federal decide within the State of Connecticut.
If confirmed by the Senate, federal prosecutor Sarala Vidya Nagala would grow to be the primary decide of South Asian descent to serve on the District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Nagala is presently serving because the Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Unit within the US Attorney’s Office within the District of Connecticut, a task she has held since 2017.
She joined the US Attorney’s Office in 2012, and has served in various management roles, together with as Hate Crimes Coordinator. Previously, Nagala was an affiliate at Munger, Tolles, & Olson in San Francisco, California from 2009 to 2012.
Nagala started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk for Judge Susan Graber on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2008 to 2009. She obtained her Juris Doctor diploma from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 2008 and her Bachelor of Arts diploma from Stanford University in 2005.
The nomination of Nagala got here together with 4 different new candidates for the federal bench and two for District of Columbia courts.
All of them are “extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and US Constitution,” the White House mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
The nomination of Nagala and others proceed to fulfil President Biden’s “promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of the greatest assets as a country — both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds,” it mentioned.
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