Daily Kos: GOP senators barrage Biden’s Muslim court nominee with hostile, inappropriate questions at hearing

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Charles Jay

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on December 20, 2023.

At Mangi’s Senate confirmation hearing, New Jersey’s two senators, Robert Menendez and Corey Booker, introduced the nominee who lives in North Jersey. Booker praised Mangi not only for his distinguished career as a private lawyer but for pro bono work that has made him “a star for justice when it comes to religious freedom and religious liberty.”

And a fact sheet put out by the liberal Alliance for Justice highlighted Mangi’s sterling record. Mangi, who has law degrees from both Oxford University and Harvard, rose though the ranks to become a partner at the prestigious corporate law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Benchmark Litigation named Mangi to its 2023 and 2024 lists of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the U.S.

In his pro bono work, Mangi successfully represented two different Muslim communities in New Jersey towns that were denied permission to build new mosques. He also won a $5 million settlement in a civil case brought by the family of a Black man who was killed by white corrections officers in a New York state prison.

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