The Leadership Conference Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Nancy Abudu

Courts News 05.18.23

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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 Nancy Abudu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit:

“Nancy Abudu’s confirmation is long overdue. She is brilliant, has dedicated her impressive career to protecting democracy and defending the rights of all people, and brings greatly needed experience to the Eleventh Circuit. Abudu will be the first Black woman and the third Black judge ever to serve on this court. Her confirmation is cause for celebration as she brings to the bench tremendous civil rights experience that has been historically excluded from our judiciary for far too long. We applaud President Biden, as well as Senators Warnock and Ossoff, for their leadership on this nomination and the Senate for confirming Abudu and continuing to work toward a judiciary that centers equal justice for all.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Nancy Abudu.

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