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LCV Statement on Senate Confirmation of Rachel Bloomekatz

Jul 18, 2023

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

“LCV is thrilled to support the confirmation of Rachel Bloomekatz, the first public-interest environmental litigator ever appointed to the federal bench. Bloomekatz’s confirmation to the Sixth Circuit is an important step toward a judiciary that works for the people, not just polluters and special interests. Her professional experience in environmental law as well as voting rights law, immigration law, and criminal law is vital for a judiciary that understands complex scientific issues as well as the need to serve every community in our country equally, especially historically excluded communities. We applaud President Biden and the Democratic Senate for continuing their historic record to nominate and confirm highly qualified, diverse judges with demonstrated commitments to the public interest, and urge them to ensure every vacancy on the federal bench is filled by the end of the 118th Congress.”

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