Judge Eumi Lee Will Be an Asset to the Northern District of California

Courts News 03.20,24

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 Eumi Lee to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:

“Judge Eumi Lee’s confirmation to the Northern District of California brings both crucial professional and demographic diversity to our federal courts. Judge Lee is dedicated to equal justice, and she has spent much of her career rooting out disparities in our criminal-legal system. Significantly, she becomes just the third AAPI woman and the fifth AAPI judge to receive a lifetime appointment to this court — helping to ensure our courts better reflect and represent the communities they serve. As we applaud Judge Lee’s confirmation, we urge the White House and our senators to continue filling all judicial vacancies with diverse and highly qualified judges who are committed to civil and human rights. Time is of the essence.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Judge Eumi Lee.

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.