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Press Release 07.19.22

Judge Childs Will Bring a Fair-Minded Approach to the D.C. Circuit

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’s vote to confirm Judge J. Michelle Childs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit:

Press Release 07.19.22

Maldonado Represents the Diversity Needed for a Fair Judiciary

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Nancy Maldonado to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois:

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:

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