Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Senate confirmation of Beth Robinson for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Beth Robinson’s confirmation is a milestone for the federal courts and a great development for the millions of people living and working in the Second Circuit. Judge Robinson will be the first openly LGBTQ+ woman on any federal circuit court. She has served with distinction on the Vermont Supreme Court and has had a notable legal career upholding workers’ rights and LGBTQ+ rights. With every new confirmation of a federal judge, the Biden-Harris administration and Senate leadership are moving us closer to the ideal of a federal judiciary that truly serves all the people, not just the privileged few. And they are doing it at a rate that demonstrates their commitment to the courts as the top priority that they are.”
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.