WASHINGTON, D.C., November 14, 2019 – Following the Senate’s vote to confirm Steven Menashi for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“It’s another dark day for our judiciary as Senate Republicans rubber-stamped Steven Menashi, one of Trump’s most extreme nominees. Between his history of racist and anti-LGBTQ writings and the intolerant and unlawful policies he helped Betsy DeVos and Stephen Miller craft in the Trump administration, it’s easy to see why there was bipartisan opposition to his confirmation. This vote is nothing short of an attack on the tens of thousands of teachers, students, workers, civil rights advocates, consumers, and countless others who made clear that Menashi was not fit for a lifetime appointment. AFJ is proud to stand with those who spoke out and we will continue to call out Senators when they vote to stack the federal bench with ideologues set on rolling back the constitutional protections so many Americans hold dear.”