LCCR Deplores Confirmation of Leslie Southwick

Media 10.24,07

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition, released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Leslie Southwick to serve on the New Orleans-based Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

Wade Henderson, LCCR president and CEO, said: “Judge Leslie Southwick’s confirmation is a slap in the face to African Americans and people of good will. I’m especially disappointed in Senator Harry Reid’s lack of leadership on this issue. The Majority Leader was in control of this process from the time Southwick’s nomination left the Judiciary Committee. The responsibility for Judge Southwick’s confirmation rests squarely with Senator Reid.”

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