Washington, D.C. — In response to recent U.S. Senate votes this week to confirm Bradley Garcia to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Nancy Abudu to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:
“We’re thrilled by Bradley Garcia’s and Nancy Abudu’s long awaited confirmations to serve on two of the nation’s most important courts. We need highly qualified judges with diverse professional backgrounds, judges who stand for equal justice under law, and judges who serve the people’s interests, not just powerful special interests. Bradley Garcia’s confirmation as the first Latino to serve on the D.C. Circuit and Nancy Abudu’s confirmation as the first Black woman and first Black Georgian to serve on the 11th Circuit are historic and overdue milestones for a judiciary that looks more like the nation they serve. After a distinguished career fighting for the fundamental right to vote, Nancy Abudu especially raises the bar for the kinds of exceptional judicial appointees the American people deserve.
President Biden and Senate Democrats have established an incredible record of appointing professionally diverse and distinguished judges with public-interest legal experience, but there is far more to be done. The White House and Senate must fill every vacancy on the federal bench with exceptional appointees like these by the end of the 118th Congress.”
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