NCJW Supports Judge Holly A. Thomas. Here’s why: Judge Thomas has spent the bulk of her career primarily as a civil rights litigator, working for both the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Civil Rights Division in the US Department of Justice. Since 2018, Thomas has served as a judge on the Los … 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 Lucy Koh. Here’s why: Judge Lucy H. Koh has served as a US District Court Judge for the Northern District of California since 2010, the first Korean-American district judge and a position to which she was confirmed unanimously by the US Senate. Prior to her confirmation as a federal judge, Judge Koh worked … Continued
NCJW Supports Justice Gabriel P. Sanchez. Here’s why: Justice Gabriel P. Sanchez has spent a majority of his career working in California state government primarily in legal affairs, civil rights, and criminal justice reform. Since 2018, he has served as an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District — the first … Continued
NCJW Supports Jennifer Sung. Here’s why: A union organizer-turned-labor attorney, Jennifer Sung has spent her career advocating for workers’ rights. She is currently a member of the Oregon Employment Relations Board, hearing labor disputes from thousands of workers covered by collective bargaining agreements in the public and private sectors. Prior to this, Sung worked at … Continued
NCJW Supports Justice Beth Robinson. Here’s why: Justice Beth Robinson currently serves on the Vermont Supreme Court. A pioneer in shaping the litigation and legislative strategy behind same-sex marriage, Justice Robinson made history in 2011 as the first openly LGBTQ Justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the … Continued