Rao Incapable of Serving as Impartial Judge

Courts News 02.4.19

February 4, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, [email protected]

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Neomi Rao’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court:

“Neomi Rao has already proven that she is incapable of serving as a fair and impartial judge on the federal bench. Her past is her prologue. Her controversial writings set the stage for the damage she has done as President Trump’s Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), where she has led the Trump administration’s aggressive regulatory agenda to undermine civil rights and public protections. Rao’s demonstrated hostility to the civil and human rights of all should disqualify her from a lifetime appointment on the federal judiciary. We urge all senators to reject her nomination.”

The Leadership Conference sent the Senate a letter of opposition to the nomination of Neomi Rao.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.