An Indian-American prominent lawyer,Neomi Jehangir Rao has been sworn in as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Coloumbia Circuit Court of Appeals,the second most powerful court.
Neomi Rao, 45, was sworn in by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday.Mis Rao will replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh,who was nominated by President Donald Trump for the top post following the allegations about the sexual misconduct.
She was born in Detroit to Parsi physicians from India Zerin Rao and Jehangir Narioshang Rao is the second Indian-American after Sri Srinivasan to be part of the powerful court said to be next only to the US Supreme Court.rinivasan was appointed during the previous Obama regime.
Nominated by President Trump during Diwali celebrations last November, Rao was confirmed by the Senate last week by 53-46 votes.
According to a White House schedule, Trump participated in the swearing-in ceremony.”She is going to be fantastic. Great person,” Trump had said about his nominee.