Judge Margaret Guzman Brings Impressive Qualifications to Federal Bench

Courts News 03.1,23

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 Margaret Guzman to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:

“Judge Guzman has the experience and commitment to civil rights that we need on our federal courts. Her experience as a fair and impartial state court jurist and her previous work as a public defender make her an excellent addition to the District of Massachusetts. Judge Guzman also becomes the first Latina to serve as a lifetime judge on this court, which is long overdue representation. We celebrate this historic confirmation.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Margaret Guzman.

The Leadership Conference recently released “Persevere: Our Ongoing Fight for an Equal Justice Judiciary,” a report detailing progress by the Biden administration and the Senate during the 117th Congress to nominate and confirm diverse and highly qualified federal judges who are committed to civil and human rights. Read it here.

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.