Judge Koh’s Commitment to Equal Justice Strengthens Our Judiciary

Courts Resources 12.13,21

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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 to confirm Judge Lucy Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Judge Koh’s even-handed approach to the law makes her an excellent addition to the Ninth Circuit. As a district court judge, she has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to understand and protect the rights of all people. Judge Koh will also be the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appellate court. Public trust in the judiciary is bolstered when judges who look like and care about us are able to serve, and we are pleased Judge Koh will continue to strengthen our judiciary with her commitment to equal justice.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Judge Koh.

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.