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Obama Nominates First Muslim American to Be a Federal Judge

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

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President Barack Obama made history Tuesday, nominating the first-ever Muslim-American to serve as a federal judge in the U.S. capital, according to a new report.

Abid Riaz Qureshi, who the commander in chief nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is a partner in a Washington law firm that specializes in false claims, health care fraud and securities violations.

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