Judge Thomas Encapsulates Biden’s Commitment to Make Judiciary Fairer

Courts Resources 01.20.22

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 to confirm Judge Holly Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Judge Thomas encapsulates the Biden administration and Senate majority’s commitment to selecting and confirming judicial nominees with diverse professional backgrounds and significant experience protecting civil rights. Judge Thomas has demonstrated her commitment to equal justice throughout her impressive career as both a fair-minded judge and a civil rights attorney. She would also bring much-needed diversity to the bench as the first Black woman to serve on the Ninth Circuit from California. Judge Thomas’s experience makes her an excellent addition to the Ninth Circuit.”

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

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.