Judge Hanes Is Committed to the Rights of All People

Courts News 08.2,22

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 after the Senate confirmed Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

“Judge Hanes’ experience, including her work as a federal public defender representing clients involved in the criminal-legal system who could not afford an attorney, will be incredibly valuable to her role as a district court judge. Throughout her legal and judicial career, Judge Hanes has shown an ongoing commitment to pursuing equal justice. We applaud the Senate’s confirmation.”

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

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.