Obama nominates Indian-American as district court judge

Last Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 08:16

Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian-American counsel, Amit Privardhan Mehta, to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington DC.


Announcing Mehta`s nominations along with other judiciary posts, Obama said, "I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench."


"I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice," he added.


Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, in a statement, applauded the nomination of Amit Mehta to serve on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
of Columbia from 2002 to 2007.


Mehta worked as an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP from 1999 to 2002, as a law clerk for Judge Susan P. Graber of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1998 to 1999, and as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP from 1997 to 1998.
He received his J D in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B A in 1993 from Georgetown University.


If confirmed by the United States Senate, Mehta will become the first Asian Pacific American to serve as a federal district court judge in Washington, DC.

PTI

First Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 08:16

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