Obama Makes History By Nominating The First Muslim To Federal Bench
But it's unlikely the nomination will move forward during the remainder of the president's term.By Lauren Stephenson | September 7, 2016
During his historic trip to Laos, President Obama made another "first" back in the U.S.
He nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Qureshi is reportedly the first American Muslim to be nominated to serve as a federal judge.