Vitter Threatens Women’s Health and Racial Equality

Courts News 05.16.19

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 Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana:

“Wendy Vitter failed to disclose that she supported and advanced extreme and widely discredited, unscientific views about abortion and birth control. She holds anti-immigrant views and refused to say that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. The Senate’s failure to protect the courts means we now have a biased lifetime judge who is tethered to an out-of-touch agenda.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Wendy Vitter.

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