Karla Campbell Will Bring Critical Experience to the Sixth Circuit

Courts News 06.20.24

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 Judiciary Committee’s hearing on several judicial nominees, including the nomination of Karla Campbell to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

“Today’s hearing is a step toward filling all of our judicial vacancies with highly qualified judicial nominees. Karla Campbell, for example, belongs on the Sixth Circuit and will bring vital civil rights experience to the appellate bench, particularly her background in employment law protecting the rights of working people. Lawyers with experience like this, as well as today’s nominees who possess significant experience serving as public defenders, are needed in the federal judiciary and have been underrepresented for far too long. We celebrate the progress we are making to ensure that our federal courts are staffed with more judges who are committed to equal justice and the protection of our fundamental rights.

“We urge the full Senate to swiftly advance Ms. Campbell’s nomination. Time is of the essence, as much more progress is urgently needed to build an equal justice judiciary that respects and protects the rights of all people. Confirming Ms. Campbell — and other fair-minded and ethical nominees — is a necessary step toward protecting our democracy and ensuring that our courts truly reflect and represent the diversity of the legal profession and our nation.”

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.