Judge Childs Will Bring a Fair-Minded Approach to the D.C. Circuit

Courts News 07.19,22


Contact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected]

WASHINGTONLena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge J. Michelle Childs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit:

“Judge Childs has demonstrated her fair-minded approach to the law and commitment to the rights of all people throughout her judicial experience. Notably, she would be the fourth Black woman to ever sit on the D.C. Circuit. Our judiciary needs judges who represent and reflect the vast diversity of our nation, and those perspectives are essential for robust and informed decision making. We applaud the Senate for confirming Judge Childs to this seat.” 

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Judge J. Michelle Childs.

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.