Truncale Threatens the Protection of Basic Civil Rights

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 confirm Michael Truncale to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas:

“Senate Republicans are rolling back our rights and freedoms by pushing through unqualified, extremist, and partisan ideologues to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Truncale’s record demonstrates clear hostility to basic civil and human rights protections, and his confirmation only further politicizes our federal courts. He clearly lacks the ability to serve as a fair-minded judge, and senators who voted yes should be ashamed.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Michael Truncale.

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