On Thursday the US President Joe Biden withdrew one of the nominations of an Indian-American advocate Vijay Shankar from his administration. Vijay Shankar was nominated to be an Associate Judge in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Former President Donald Trump had also nominated Vijay Shankar in his administration for this position of judiciary on January 2.
A notification of the withdrawal of nominations was sent to senate along with 30 other names and mostly from judiciary which were announced in the administration of Trump.
Shankar who is currently serving as the Senior Litigation Counsel in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division and also as the Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section got nominated twice by the President Trump. He was first nominated in June last year.
He joined Department of Justice back in 2012 and before that he was private practicing with the offices of LLP, LLC and Covington & Burling and Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C.
In his graduation too he served as a law clerk to a Judge Chester J. Straub in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Shanker completed his bachelors, cum laude, from Duke University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.