President JoeBiden on Wednesday nominated Nusrat Choudhury to serve as a federal judge.
She will be the first Muslim woman to do so.
She was among the eight judicial nominees announced by the president.
Choudhury currently serves as the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.
She will be a U.S. judge in the Eastern District of New York.
ACLU of Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell said in a statement, “Nusrat Choudhury’s nomination to the federal bench is historic — as the first Bangladeshi American and first Muslim woman to serve on the federal bench and the second Muslim American.”