King’s Significant Experience in Civil Rights an Asset for Western District of Washington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390
WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement applauding the Senate’s vote to confirm Lauren King to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:
“The judiciary must reflect the diversity of our nation and of the legal profession, including by having more judges with experience protecting and defending civil rights. Lauren King brings important, much-needed perspective to this court given her extensive experience in tribal law, and the Western District of Washington will be well served with her on the bench. Notably, she will be the first Native American to serve as an Article III judge in the state of Washington.”
Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of Lauren King’s confirmation.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 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.