Ex-NY Fed Prosecutor Could Become the First Openly Gay Federal Judge

Alum Sen. Charles Schumer
Sen. Charles Schumer

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — Daniel Alter, a former N.Y. assistant U.S. Attorney who served on the prosecution team in the 1998 African embassy bombings, could become the first openly gay federal judge.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer has sent  the White House a recommendation nominating the Yale Law School graduate as a U.S. District judge in Manhattan, according to a press release from Schumer’s office.

“I’m proud to nominate Daniel Alter. Period,” Schumer said in a statement. “But I am equally proud to nominate him because he is a history-maker who will be the first openly gay male judge in American history.”

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