WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2019 – Following today’s Senate vote to confirm Michael Park, nominated by President Trump to a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Michael Park is being confirmed to a lifetime judgeship over the objections of both of his home-state senators, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, who know that Park does not represent the values and principles needed in a federal judge. Park has dedicated his legal career to partisan right-wing causes, fighting voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, and rights for people of color. He is at the forefront of the fight to include a discriminatory citizenship question in the next census. This confirmation threatens the rights of people throughout the Second Circuit.”