DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s newest federal judge has been sworn into office just days after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Shalina Kumar, took the judicial oath during a Thursday ceremony at the federal courthouse in Detroit.
Kumar is a former Oakland County Circuit Court chief judge.
Her father is from India and she is the first person of South Asian descent to be nominated for a federal judgeship in Michigan.
Kumar said in a statement that she was deeply humbled by the faith and trust President Joe Biden and senators had given her.
Kumar will be based at the U.S. Courthouse in Flint.