DeClercq Is Highly Qualified to Serve on the Eastern District of Michigan

Courts News 06.7.23

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 Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Susan DeClercq to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan:

“Ms. DeClercq’s commitment to equal justice and her impressive background enforcing critical civil rights laws will greatly benefit the federal bench. Civil rights lawyers remain underrepresented in our federal judiciary, and it is vital that the Senate continues to strengthen our courts by confirming well-qualified nominees like Ms. DeClercq who possess these important perspectives. Additionally, when confirmed, she will be the first federal judge of East Asian descent in Michigan, making our courts better reflect the communities they serve. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Ms. DeClercq to the Eastern District of Michigan.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of Susan DeClercq’s confirmation.

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