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Press Release 04.4.22

Judge Jackson Is Ready to Be Justice Jackson

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

Press Release 04.1.22

56 Organizations Denounce Some Senators’ Insidious Behavior and Unfounded Attacks on Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 55 organizations, raised serious concerns about some senators’ baseless and harmful attacks on Judge Jackson’s record. The letter addresses this insidious behavior, counters the reckless attacks on public defenders and criminal defense attorneys, and corrects the record on Judge Jackson's sentencing practices.

Press Release 03.31.22

Our Courts Need More Judges Like Sarah Geraghty

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm the nomination of Sarah Geraghty to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia:

Press Release 03.30.22

ADVISORY: Census Counts to Launch a Roadmap to 2030 Census

WASHINGTON – On April 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET, census advocates from across the nation will convene virtually to launch the Roadmap to the 2030 Census — a resource for community groups and advocates to build the foundation for a fair and accurate 2030 count, learn about Census Bureau releases and activities, and plan collaborations on present and future census-related activities.

Press Release 03.30.22

The Leadership Conference Launches Ads on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Nomination

WASHINGTON— As part of the #JusticeForAll campaign, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights launched cable TV, radio, and online ads on the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson has a demonstrated commitment to equal justice, and she will be a justice for all of us. She will be both the first Black woman and first public defender to serve on our nation’s highest court. The ads will run nationally and in Alaska, Arizona, District of Columbia, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Utah.

Press Release 03.23.22

Judge Nathan’s Experience Is an Asset to the Second Circuit

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Alison Nathan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

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