WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina was defeated:
“This is what placing country over party to protect our courts looks like. Today’s defeat of Farr’s nomination validates the Senate’s independent role as a check on this administration’s anti-civil rights agenda. Farr’s history of restricting voting rights, defending employment discrimination, and affiliating with white supremacists disqualifies him from a lifetime seat on the federal bench.
“There is still work to do. Senators must stay vigilant in protecting our impartial judiciary and in protecting civil and human rights for all.”
The Leadership Conference sent to the Senate a letter of opposition to Thomas Farr.
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