Justice Robinson’s Exceptional Experience Will Strengthen Our Federal Courts

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 following statement on the Senate’s vote confirming Justice Beth Robinson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

“Justice Beth Robinson’s significant civil rights experience will benefit the Second Circuit immensely. Her fair-minded career on the Vermont Supreme Court and her tireless work for LGBTQ equality and the rights of working people demonstrate her commitment to equal justice. As the first openly lesbian judge to serve on a federal appellate court, Justice Robinson’s confirmation makes our judiciary more reflective of our nation.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Justice Beth Robinson.

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.