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LCV Statement on Confirmation of Nicole Berner

Mar 19, 2024

Washington D.C,– In response to today’s Senate vote confirming Nicole Berner to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Judge Nicole Berner stands out even among the many highly qualified, personally and professionally diverse judges nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the Democratic Senate. In her over 20 year career, Berner has served as General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union and Staff Attorney for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has proven that she is dedicated to justice for all, with a record of protecting voting rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, and more. She is also the first openly LGBTQ+ judge to serve on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. LCV applauds the Biden-Harris administration for this momentous appointment and urges President Biden and the Senate to continue filling every vacancy on the federal bench with outstanding judges like her.”