Brad Garcia Brings Vital Experience to the D.C. Circuit

Courts News 05.15.23

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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 Brad Garcia to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit:

“Brad Garcia has spent much of his career defending civil and human rights, including protecting the rights of people involved in the criminal-legal system, defending the rights of immigrants, safeguarding the right to bodily autonomy, and upholding voting rights. Importantly, Garcia also becomes the first Latino judge to ever serve on this important court. We applaud the Senate for confirming Garcia to the D.C. Circuit and look forward to more confirmations of incredible nominees who possess critical yet underrepresented experience — bringing us closer to a judiciary that better reflects and represents the diversity of our nation and lives up to its promise of equal justice under law.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Brad Garcia.

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