July 3, 2022

Shalina Kumar sworn in as U.S. District Court docket choose

Shalina Kumar on Thursday officially became the newest U.S. District Court docket decide for the Jap District of Michigan, officers introduced.

The former Oakland County Circuit Courtroom chief decide was sworn in by U.S. District Chief Choose Denise Site Hood at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. She is the initially individual of South Asian descent to be nominated for a federal judgeship in Michigan.

“We are so satisfied to have you,” Hood instructed Kumar just before administering the oath of workplace. “I know you will be wonderful.”

Kumar was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Friday. President Joe Biden signed her fee on Tuesday.

“I am deeply, deeply humbled by the religion and rely on the president and senators have put in me for this extremely important purpose and I am so honored to be becoming a member of this awesome bench,” she said in a statement. “I look ahead to this following chapter of my function as a community servant and I pledge that everyone in my court docket will treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”