Byung J. “BJay” Pak sees America not as a melting pot of cultures but rather as a tapestry woven with threads of justice and liberty.

But justice “is not a constant, a static thing,” President Donald Trump’s newly minted nominee as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia told members of Asian Americans Advancing Justice as he accepted the civil rights organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award last year. “It’s something that needs to be pursued. … And the bar moves every year.”