CAPAC Congratulates President Biden’s Newest AAPI Judicial Nominees

Jan 19, 2022

Washington, D.C. —  Today, the Biden Administration announced a new slate of judicial nominations, including three AAPIs at the U.S. District Court level: Nusrat Choudhury to the Eastern District of New York, Robert S. Huie to the Southern District of California, and Judge Nina Wang to the District of Colorado. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu issued the following statement:

“I’m so thrilled to congratulate these three AAPI leaders on their well deserved and historic nominations. With years of experience fighting for racial justice at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and in the courts, Nusrat Jahan Choudhury has proven herself to be a committed champion of the rights of all, and I am so proud that she will be bringing this experience to the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, making her the first Bangladeshi American, the first Muslim American woman, and the second Muslim American person to serve as a federal judge. Judge Nina Nin-Yuen Wang is a similarly historic nominee as the second Asian American person to serve on the US District Court for the District of Colorado. And I’m so proud to see her bring not only her decades of legal experience to this work, but also her perspective as an immigrant from Taiwan. And I am so pleased to have Robert Steven Huie nominated to serve the US District Court for the Southern District of California where we will benefit from his long record of litigation and prosecution at the Department of Justice. Once again, with these nominees, President Biden has demonstrated his commitment to finding the most qualified candidates who also represent the vibrant diversity of our country and I’m so grateful for his leadership.”