Abudu, Childs, Choudhury and Merle are Exceptional Judicial Nominees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kiren Marshall, [email protected]
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 the nominations of Nancy Abudu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Judge J. Michelle Childs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Nusrat Choudhury to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Natasha Merle to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:
“Today’s hearing, with exceptional nominees whose careers have been dedicated to equal justice and protecting the rights of all people, was remarkable. Nominees like Nancy Abudu, Judge J. Michelle Childs, Nusrat Choudhury, and Natasha Merle will bring critical professional and lived experiences to the bench which will foster a more just judiciary and better judicial decision-making.
“Nancy Abudu, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Eleventh Circuit, has dedicated her career to safeguarding our freedom to vote and defending the civil rights for many of our communities. Judge J. Michelle Childs’ nomination to the D.C. Circuit is also significant as she brings impressive experience as a fair-minded state and federal judge. And district court nominees Nusrat Choudhury and Natasha Merle are exceptionally qualified and have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of all people. Confirming these nominees will help build a judiciary that brings us closer to equal justice and looks like more of our communities. The Senate must move quickly.”
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.