Indian American prosecutor re-nominated for federal judge seat

Wednesday 17th April 2019 03:04 EDT

California: The White House announced that President Donald Trump has announced his intention to re-nominate a dozen individuals for judicial posts, including Diane Gujarati. Gujarati, of New York, is the daughter of an Indian father and Jewish mother. She has been nominated by the president to serve as a district judge on the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Gujarati serves as deputy chief of the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she has served as an assistant United States attorney for the past 19 years. She has also served as an adjunct professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law until earlier this year.

Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Gujarati practiced for three years as a litigation associate in the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP, her bio said. Upon graduation from law school, Gujarati served as a law clerk to Judge John M. Walker Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Gujarati had previously been nominated by former President Barack Obama to the same post in which Trump nominated her for April 8.

The nomination by Trump shows both her legal standing as well as the administration's difficulty in finding candidates within its ideological spectrum who will be able to win Senate support. The Trump nomination advanced to the full Senate in November 2018, during which the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association lauded Gujarati.

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