Senate Panel Advances Anti-Civil Rights Judicial Nominees Brown and Starr
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390
WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance the nominations of Jeffrey Brown to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas and Brantley Starr to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas:
“Senate Republicans continue to place party over country in their pursuit to stack our courts with narrow-minded nominees who will continue to undermine our civil and human rights. Brown and Starr have demonstrated hostility to LGBTQ equality, women’s health care, immigrant rights, and voting rights. Neither could even state that the bedrock civil rights decision Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. They lack the independence and fair-mindedness necessary to administer ‘equal justice under law.’ We urge all senators to protect our courts and reject these nominees.”
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.