NCJW Supports Veronica Rossman. Here’s why: Veronica Rossman has spent her career ensuring all people are treated fairly and with dignity while navigating the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on fighting for her clients to have continued access to medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her extensive record as a … Continued
Judges who serve in lifetime seats on the federal courts make decisions that impact women, children, and families. From the schools we can attend to whom we can marry, federal judges impact every aspect of our lives.
Our courts, by the numbers
with white men making up 60% of the federal bench.
yet only 33% of the federal bench
yet make up only 26% of the federal bench.
Because #CourtsMatter, NCJW believes all federal judges must be:
Meet a Federal Judicial Nominee
NCJW Supports Eunice Lee. Here’s why: For over 20 years, Eunice Lee has represented more than 380 clients as a public defender with the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City in both federal and state appellate courts, focusing on post-conviction relief. Lee has spent her career ensuring her clients’ constitutional and statutory … Continued
NCJW Supports Tiffany Cunningham. Here’s why: Tiffany Cunningham is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent and Trademark office with over 20 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. She also holds a BS in Chemical Engineering in addition to a law degree. Cunningham would bring a critical perspective as a trained … Continued
NCJW supports Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. Here’s why: Candace Jackson-Akiwumi has spent her career focused on the most vulnerable, from serving on a law school team that challenged a death row inmate’s sentence to working as a public defender for ten years in Chicago. She has argued cases related to immigration, sentencing, and the Fourth Amendment (search … Continued
NCJW Supports Ketanji Brown Jackson. Here’s why: Ketanji Brown Jackson has a wealth of experience, having served as a federal district court judge in Washington, DC, since 2013. A former public defender, assistant special counsel on the US Sentencing Commission, and law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, Jackson has a history of supporting reproductive health … Continued