Mónica Ramírez Almadani’s Civil Rights Experience Will Strengthen the Central District of California

Courts News 11.9,23

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 Mónica Ramírez Almadani to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California:

“Today, we celebrate the confirmation of Mónica Ramírez Almadani, who has dedicated her career to civil rights and the pursuit of equal justice for all people. Her extensive experience defending the rights of immigrants and other people facing discrimination is greatly needed on the federal bench. Additionally, she will be just the third Latina lifetime judge to ever serve — and the only one currently serving — on this court. We applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Ms. Ramírez Almadani and look forward to her service on the bench. We still have far to go until we have an equal justice judiciary that works for everyone, and we continue to urge the White House and Senate to fill all remaining vacancies with highly qualified nominees who are professionally and demographically diverse and committed to civil and human rights.”

With the confirmation this week of Judge Ramon Reyes to the Eastern District of New York and Mónica Ramírez Almadani to the Central District of California, the Senate has now confirmed 29 Latino/a lifetime judges during the Biden administration. These confirmations bring the total number of active Latino/a lifetime judges to 86, and approximately one-third are Biden appointees.

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Mónica Ramírez Almadani.

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.