Senate Rewards Buescher for His Bias

Courts News 07.24,19

More nominees advance after passing partisan loyalty test

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 confirmation of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska:

“Brian Buescher’s bias against women and the LGBTQ community should have disqualified him from a lifetime position on the bench. But, unfazed by his record, the Senate moved his nomination forward. Last week, the Senate majority reminded us all of their true agenda, so this decision is not a surprise. But it is alarming, nonetheless. Judicial nominees who demonstrate fidelity to the Republican party over the Constitution should be rejected – not rewarded. The Senate must protect our courts. When they do not, the American public, and our justice system, will only continue to lose.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Brian Buescher. Buescher also refused to state that the Supreme Court’s unanimous landmark civil rights decision Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided.

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