FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kiren Marshall, [email protected]
WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director, fair courts program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Nina Morrison to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:
“Nina Morrison has devoted her entire career to defending the rights of those who have been wrongfully convicted, helping to make real the promise of equal justice for people who have been marginalized by the criminal-legal system. Her experience in civil rights law makes her uniquely qualified to serve as a federal judge and will widen the kinds of perspectives considered on the bench. As the second openly LGBTQ judge ever to serve on this court, Ms. Morrison also brings diverse experiences that make our courts more reflective of the people they serve. We look forward to the Senate continuing to confirm outstanding, qualified, and diverse nominees like Nina Morrison.”
Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Nina Morrison.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.