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Press Release 07.16.22

In NY Daily News Opinion, Wiley Urges Senate to Prioritize Judicial Confirmations to Protect Our Rights

WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece published in the New York Daily News, Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, expressed that what we have learned from the chaos the Supreme Court created by overturning the fundamental right to abortion and upending a half century of recognized rights is: it matters who presidents nominate and who the Senate confirms to sit on our courts. Creating a path forward requires judges who will advance equal justice for all people, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer must continue judicial confirmations with great urgency.

Press Release 07.13.22

Desai Will Bring Vital and Underrepresented Perspectives to Our Judiciary

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 hearing on the nomination of Roopali Desai to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 06.22.22

Bloomekatz and Hanes Have Worked to Protect the Rights of All People

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 hearing on the nominations of Rachel Bloomekatz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia:

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