Biden’s Judicial Nominees Stand Out for Their Impressive Backgrounds

Courts Resources 10.20,21

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTONWade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on six judicial nominations, including the nominations of Judge Holly Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Charlotte Sweeney to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and Judge Hernán Vera to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, among others:

“These nominees exemplify President Biden and the Senate majority’s commitment to making our federal courts fairer for more people. Notably, Judge Thomas has demonstrated her commitment to civil and human rights through her impressive career as both a fair-minded judge and attorney. She would also bring much-needed diversity to the bench as the first Black woman to serve on the Ninth Circuit from California. Ms. Sweeney and Judge Vera also stand out for their exceptional qualifications, their diverse personal and professional experiences, and their commitment to equal justice. We strongly urge the Senate to confirm these nominees.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of Judge Holly Thomas’s confirmation here.

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