Senators Must Reject Lee for Ninth Circuit

Courts News 05.14,19

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’s vote to advance the nomination of Kenneth Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Donald Trump is hellbent on transforming the courts with narrow-minded judges to rubber stamp his agenda. Lee hid dozens of offensive articles he wrote criticizing everything from equal opportunity policies to voting rights. Now, Mitch McConnell is rushing his confirmation over the objections of Senators Harris and Feinstein. Senators should protect our courts by rejecting his nomination.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Kenneth Lee.

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