CHRISTIE APPOINTS TERRORIST DEFENDER TO N.J. SUPERIOR COURT
New Jersey may see its first Indian-American judge after defense attorney Sohail Mohammed became one of Governor Chris Christie’s seven nominees for a Superior Court position.
Mohammed defended more than 30 detainees swept up by law enforcement after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mohammed worked in the aftermath of the attacks to try to foster trust between American Muslims and law enforcement, particularly federal officials. He is a board member of the American Muslim Union. Christie was a regular guest at that group’s annual Ramadan dinner and spoke highly of Mohammed’s work.
Christie announced the nomination of Mohammed, 47, along with six other nominees for Superior Court judgeships. Mohammed, a defense attorney who emigrated from India at the age of 10 with his parents, would serve in Superior Court in Passaic County.
Mohammed has defended over 30 terrorist suspects picked up after 9-11, he makes the ACLU look like right wing extremist.