Freeman and Davis’ Vital Experience Would Greatly Benefit the Federal Bench
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 following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on several judicial nominations, including Arianna Freeman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:
“We commend all the nominees at today’s hearing. In particular, Arianna Freeman and Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis shone bright for their impressive depth of experience in pursuit of equal justice. Freeman’s experience as a public defender provides a much-needed perspective that greatly benefits our federal courts. If confirmed, she would be the first woman of color to serve on the Third Circuit — a long overdue milestone. And Judge Davis, if confirmed, would be the first Black woman from Michigan to serve on the Sixth Circuit. The Senate must confirm these nominees who possess a strong commitment to civil and human rights and reflect the incredible diversity of our country.”
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.