US President Joe Biden on Thursday withdrew the nomination of Indian-American advocate Vijay Shanker to be an Affiliate Decide of the District of Columbia Court docket of Appeals.

Shanker was renominated for this prime judiciary place by former President Donald Trump on January 2, two months after he misplaced the presidential elections and just a bit over a fortnight earlier than Biden was sworn in because the forty sixth President of the US on January 20.

The withdrawal notification was despatched to the Senate together with greater than 30 such names, largely judicial appointments introduced over the past months of the Trump administration.

Trump had first introduced his nomination final June. Presently he serves as Senior Litigation Counsel within the Division of Justice, Felony Division, and as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Part.

Earlier than becoming a member of the Division of Justice in 2012, Shanker was in non-public observe with the Washington, DC, workplaces of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington & Burling, LLP.

Upon commencement from regulation college, Shanker served as a regulation clerk to Decide Chester J. Straub on the US Court docket of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Shanker accomplished his bachelors, cum laude, from Duke College and his Juris Physician from the College of Virginia College of Legislation, the place he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Legislation Assessment and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.


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