Washington, DC— Following the Senate’s confirmation early this morning of the 40th lifetime federal judge nominated by the Biden-Harris administration, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“The Biden-Harris administration and Democrats in the Senate have truly knocked it out of the park with their judicial confirmations in President Biden’s first year. Not only have they confirmed 40 judges to lifetime positions, the highest number in 40 years, they have made good on their commitment to ensure that these judges are professionally and demographically diverse and have a demonstrable commitment to civil rights and equal justice. These new judges are the best of the best in our country and make no mistake, people’s lives will be changed for the better because of them. We are proud to have supported them as nominees and proud of the Senate, Leader Schumer and Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin for their work in confirming them.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more:http://www.pfaw.org.