Justice Hanes is committed to the rights of all

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WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the Fair Courts Program at the Leaders’ Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

“Judge Hanes’ experience, including her work as a federal public defender representing clients involved in the criminal justice system who could not afford an attorney, will be extremely valuable to her role as a district court judge. Throughout her legal and judicial career, Justice Hanes has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pursuing equal justice. We welcome the confirmation from the Senate.

Read the letter from the Leadership Conference in support of Justice Hanes’ confirmation.

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 people in the United States. The Leadership Conference works for an America that lives up to its ideals. For more information about the Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.


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