President Joe Biden continued his commitment to a more diverse federal judiciary by nominating Pakistani-American attorney Adeel Mangi for the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Adeel Mangi, born in Pakistan, embarked on his legal career in 2000 at Patterson Belknap, achieving partner status in 2010. Notably, Mangi’s successful legal advocacy includes representing Muslim communities in New Jersey, securing the right to establish mosques in Bernards Township and Bayonne.
In a parallel move, President Biden nominated three district court judges in Oregon and Indiana, emphasizing the importance of securing support from Republican senators for Senate confirmation. This aligns with Biden’s strategy to appoint judges who reflect a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. With 154 lifetime federal judicial nominees already confirmed, Biden’s nominations prioritize inclusivity, with a significant emphasis on women and individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
The decision to nominate Nicole Berner also responds to the call from progressive advocates to appoint judges with a pro-union stance, addressing the growing wave of unionization efforts and labor strikes across various industries.