Judge Cummings Brings Impressive Civil Rights Experience to the Federal Bench
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patrick McNeil, [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 Jeffrey Cummings to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois:
“We applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Jeffrey Cummings to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. His professional and lived experience will serve those seeking justice in the district court well. Before becoming a magistrate judge, he litigated a broad range of civil rights issues, including employment discrimination, voting rights, and police accountability. Judges who come from diverse communities and legal backgrounds — like Judge Cummings — bring important and far too often underrepresented perspectives to our federal courts. His confirmation is a step forward in our work to ensure that our judiciary fulfills its promise of equal justice under law.”
Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Judge Jeffrey Cummings.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 240 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.