WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Allison Eid to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit:
“For the third time this week, the rubber stamp Republican Senate confirmed another one of President Trump’s extreme judicial nominees. Justice Eid has a record of conservative extremism. She has consistently rejected civil rights and public interest claims as a dissenting member of the Colorado Supreme Court. It’s no wonder she was included in the list of President Trump’s 21 Supreme Court candidates assembled last year by the ultra-conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation.
Justice Eid and the other judges confirmed this week will set back the progress our nation has made on civil and human rights, and they are a central part of President Trump’s effort to advance his extreme agenda in the federal courts.”
In October, The Leadership Conference sent a letter to the Senate urging opposition to the confirmation of Justice Eid. That letter is available here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 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.