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LCV Statement on Senate Confirmation of Julie Rikelman

Jun 20, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to today’s U.S. Senate vote to confirm Julie Rikelman to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“We are thrilled with Julie Rikelman’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Relentless attacks on our most fundamental rights, our environment, and our democracy underscore the importance of personally and professionally diverse judges who will work for the people over special interests, and Rikelman has a distinguished record of fighting for reproductive rights including the right to access abortion. In addition, her lived experience as a refugee who fled anti-Semetic persecution will add a crucial perspective to our judiciary. We urge the White House and Senate respectively to continue to swiftly nominate and confirm highly qualified judges with demonstrated commitments to the public interest in order to fill every federal judicial vacancy by the end of the 118th Congress.”

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