PRESS CALL TODAY: Duncan and Vitter Are Unfit to Serve as Judges in Louisiana

Categories: Judiciary, Nominations, Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org

WASHINGTON – On Monday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, civil rights leaders and Louisiana advocates will hold a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will be joined on the call by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP; Madelyn Fireman, National Council of Jewish Women Louisiana State Policy Advocacy Co-Chair; Oren Adar, adoptive parent and Lambda Legal client who has faced Kyle Duncan in court; and Caroline L’huillier, Iraq war veteran and Louisiana native, who was expelled from military in 2014 for being transgender.

RSVP requested to Inouye@civilrights.org.

WHEN: Monday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

WHO:

  • Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP
  • Madelyn Fireman, National Council of Jewish Women Louisiana State Policy Advocacy Co-Chair
  • Oren Adar, adoptive parent and Lambda Legal client who has faced Kyle Duncan in court
  • Caroline L’huillier, Iraq war veteran and Louisiana native, who was expelled from military in 2014 for being transgender

DIAL-IN INFORMATION:
Dial-in: 877-876-9176
Conference ID: JUDGES

 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.