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President Trump nominates Indian-American as US district judge in Florida

Washington: President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Circuit Court docket Choose Anuraag Singhal as a federal decide within the US state of Florida.

Singhal is among the many 17 judiciary nominations despatched by the White Home to the Senate. If confirmed by the Senate, Singhal would exchange Choose James I. Cohn on the USA District Court docket for the Southern District of Florida.

Singhal is the primary Indian-American to be nominated to this place in Florida. His affirmation listening to by the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Wednesday.

Singhal, in his mid-50s, at the moment serves as a Circuit Court docket Choose for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida, having been appointed to the bench by then-Governor Rick Scott in 2011.

Earlier than his appointment, Singhal was in personal follow in Fort Lauderdale the place his follow targeted on felony protection in each the trial courts and courts of appeals, the White Home stated.

Early in his profession, he served as a prosecutor within the Workplace of the State Lawyer. Singhal earned his B.A. from Rice College and his Juris Physician diploma from Wake Forest College College of Regulation.

In July, the Asian Pacific American Bar Affiliation of South Florida backed Singhal’s nomination to the federal district court docket of Southern Florida.

In a letter to Lawyer Normal William Barr, stated Singhal has constantly demonstrated his dedication to service and variety by his involvement within the authorized group, and that he was engaged with different authorized and civic organisations to “improve the law, legal system, and the administration of justice.”

Singhal’s nomination comes days after President Trump nominated distinguished Indian-American lawyer Shireen Mathews as a decide of the US District Court docket for the Southern District of California.

If confirmed, Matthews would be the first Asian Pacific American lady and first Indian-American to function an Article III federal decide within the Southern District, Nationwide Asian Pacific American Bar Affiliation (NAPABA) stated.

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