Chung, Hodge, Perez, and Scott Will Bring New Perspectives to Our Federal Courts

Courts News 09.7.22


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 Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Cindy Chung to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Kelley Hodge and Judges Mia Perez and Kai Scott to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“The nominees we heard from today have spent their careers working to uphold equal justice for all. Cindy Chung would bring to the Third Circuit her vast experience enforcing crucial civil rights laws and protecting and defending people and communities who have experienced horrific hate crimes. Ms. Chung would also become the first Asian American judge to serve on this court, bringing new perspectives that will enrich judicial decision-making. Similarly, Kelley Hodge and Judges Mia Roberts Perez and Kai Scott have significant experience defending and upholding the rights of people involved in the criminal-legal system and reflect and represent the rich diversity of our nation. We urge the Senate to confirm these outstanding nominees who will bring much-needed perspectives and experiences to our federal judiciary.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Cindy Chung.

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