Adeel Mangi nominated as first Muslim-American judge to US Appeals Court by Biden


Adeel Mangi – a 46-year-old Pakistani-American Lawyer – has become the first Muslim-American to be nominated as a judge.

According to the media reports, the President of the United States Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Adeel Mangi to the Federal Court of Appeals. It makes Adeel the first Muslim-American on any circuit court in US history. US President Joe Biden also announced the nomination of three individuals to federal district courts, and three individuals to the District of Columbia Superior Court.

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The official statement said, “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—both in terms of personal and professional background.”

The reports further stated that the 46-year-old lawyer who hails from Karachi, Adeel, would take up the role of judge after the Senate approves it. He will be the first Muslim American to be appointed to the appeals court.

Mangi is a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. He began his legal career as an associate in 2000, was promoted to counsel in 2009, and was made a partner in 2010. In 2000, he obtained his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. In 1999, he got his Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from the City University London Inns of Court School of Law, and in 1998, he received his First Class Degree in Law from the University of Oxford, Pembroke College.

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