Judge Ana de Alba Brings Important Perspectives to the Ninth Circuit

Courts News 11.13,23

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 Judge Ana de Alba to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Judge Ana de Alba has demonstrated a commitment to civil and human rights that we need in our federal judges. She served as a fair-minded jurist on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Fresno County Superior Court and possesses important and underrepresented professional experience defending the rights of working people. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, she brings vital and historically excluded perspectives to the Ninth Circuit — the kind of lived experience that helps to improve judicial decision-making and strengthens public trust in our courts.

“We applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Judge de Alba, and we call on the White House and our senators to fill all remaining judicial vacancies with exceptional nominees so every community has the access to justice they deserve.”

The confirmation of Judge Ana de Alba is the 30th confirmation of a Latino/a lifetime judge during the Biden administration. Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of Judge de Alba’s confirmation.

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.