LATINOS FOR A FAIR JUDICIARY, MALDEF, LATINOJUSTICE, THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION AND NHLA HOLD CALL TO ANNOUNCE OPPOSITION TO ALL COURT OF APPEALS NOMINEES PUT FORTH BY TRUMP AND TO DENOUNCE LACK OF LATINO NOMINEES
On November 2nd, Latinos for a Fair Judiciary, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) held a media call to announce opposition to all court of appeals nominees put forth by Donald J. Trump unless and until he puts forth a well-qualified Latino candidate. The media call highlighted continuing efforts to hold the current Administration accountable and the importance of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, given the U.S. Senate’s role in confirming nominees to the federal bench.
LATINOS ESTAN DISPONIBLES PARA COMENTAR DURANTE LAS AUDIENCIAS DE CONFIRMACION SOBRE ACUSASIONES DE AGRESION SEXUAL CONTRA EL CANDIDATO A LA CORTE SUPREMA BRETT KAVANAUGH
Mientras el Comité Judicial del Senado de EE. UU. comienza las audiencias sobre acusaciones de agresión sexual contra el candidato a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. Brett Kavanaugh, Latinos for a Fair Judiciary (LFJ) busca llamar a la atención el impacto que su confirmación tendría sobre la comunidad latina y discutir las alegaciones y su oposición contra Kavanaugh. Expertos de LFJ estarán disponibles para las apariciones en los medios.
Latinos for a Fair Judiciary Hosts Arizona Town Hall on What’s At Stake for Latinos and the U.S. Supreme Court
On Monday, September, 24 2018, Latinos for a Fair Judiciary, an organization dedicated to providing Latinos across the nation with a platform and voice in matters related to our nation’s judicial system, will host a live and digital town hall that will bring together Latino community leaders and subject matter experts to discuss what is at stake with the possible nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
In light of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s credible allegations, we urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to complete a fair, non-partisan, and thorough process-including an FBI investigation. This must occur before any other actions are taken on what is a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.
VIDEO: Latinos for a Fair Judiciary Highlights Double Standard Between Sotomayor and Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings
Latinos for a Fair Judiciary released a video comparison of the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh highlighting the hypocrisy of certain U.S. Senators. In 2009, Republican senators demanded Sotomayor’s nomination process be fair and thorough, even calling the process “rigged and rushed.” Those who opposed Sotomayor’s nomination looked beyond her judicial record, twisted and misrepresented speeches she made, and denigrated her Latino identity.
LATINO LEADERS RALLY AND PROTEST OVER DEEP CONCERNS ABOUT JUDGE KAVANAUGH'S NOMINATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE LATINO COMMUNITY
As the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh the U.S. Supreme Court, Latinos for a Fair Judiciary (LFJ) mobilized Latino voices from Nevada, Arizona and Florida community members in DC for a week of action during SCOTUS nominee hearings to highlight Kavanaugh’s troubling record on immigration, voting rights, racial justice, and other issues critical to the future of the Latino community.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), and 19 Members of the CHC sent a letter to Senate Leadership expressing deep concerns and strong opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The letter can be found here.
LATINOS FOR A FAIR JUDICIARY WILL LEAD EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING SCOTUS NOMINEE CONCERNS DURING WEEK OF NOMINATION HEARINGS
As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee begins nomination hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Latinos for a Fair Judiciary (LFJ) will be hosting two key events aimed at drawing attention to the dire impact his confirmation would have on the Latino community and key Latino leaders will be available for comment on Kavanaugh nomination.
LatinoS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT on supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh in anticipation of september 4th confirmation hearings
Last week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will begin the week of Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The LHJ experts will be available for media appearances in the days and weeks leading up to these hearings.
On Thursday, a group of Latino leaders launched “Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary,” (HFJ) a network of Latino elected officials, legal, civil rights, labor, and academic voices committed to raising awareness around the impact federal courts and judges have on the Latino community.