Zahid Quraishi, who has been confirmed by the US Senate as the first-ever Muslim federal judge of the United States, has his ancestral roots in Pakistan. He has been approved to serve as the district judge for the New Jersey district.
Quraishi pursued his law degree from Rutgers University's law school, which is located in the city of Newark, according to the institution's official website.
Prior to this achievement, the 46-year-old served as the US magistrate judge in the state of New Jersey. He has made several notable contributions to the American judicial system throughout his career.
He has been associated with multiple union-like organisations such as the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey among others.
Quraishi, who has also worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey for approximately five years, has played an integral role in trying cases related to firearms and narcotics, corruption, perjury, financial fraud among others.
According to reports from CNN, the 46-year-old also held the rank of a Captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps and also provided aid to the country's Department of Homeland Security.