Maldonado Represents the Diversity Needed for a Fair Judiciary

Courts News 07.19,22


Contact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected]

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Nancy Maldonado to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois:

“Nancy Maldonado has spent her career defending and protecting the rights of working people and pursuing equal justice — experience that is much-needed in our judicial system. Ms. Maldonado would also bring diversity to the bench as she is now the first Latina woman to ever serve as an Article III judge in the state of Illinois. The importance of a judiciary that reflects the community it serves cannot be overstated.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Nancy Maldonado.

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