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By David BrandU.S. Rep. Grace Meng is using her influence among national Democrats to push for the appointment of Muslim judges to the federal bench for the first time if her party wins back the White House.

The letter was drafted by the Muslim Bar Association of New York and signed by the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

No person who identifies as Muslim has ever served on the bench in Queens, according to the South Asian Indo Carribean Bar Association of Queens.

Two South Asian judges in Queens are both Hindu, the organization said.

State Sen. Luís Sepulveda has also championed the work of the SAICBA-Q to get more South Asian judges in general appointed to the bench.

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