Historic Confirmation of Desai Brings Much Needed Experience to the Ninth Circuit

Courts News 08.4,22

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 Roopali Desai to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Roopali Desai has dedicated her impressive career to equal justice for all. The kind of extensive and broad civil rights experience she brings to the federal bench, including experience defending our democracy and our freedom to vote, is much needed in our judiciary. Desai also makes history, as she will be the first South Asian judge ever to serve on this court. We thank the senators who voted to confirm Desai, who will bring vital and underrepresented perspectives to the Ninth Circuit.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Roopali Desai.

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.