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Apr 4, 2011

HFJ PRAISES SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE JIMMIE REYNA

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) today praised the U.S. Senate for confirming Judge Jimmie Reyna to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Reyna will fill one of 93 Federal Court vacancies.

Jan 10, 2011

HFJ MOURNS U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ROLL, PRAYS FOR REP. GIFFORDS AND ALL VICTIMS

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) today expressed its grief and dismay over the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six others dead including Chief United States District Court Judge John Roll.

Dec 22, 2010

AS 111TH CONGRESS ADJOURNS, HFJ DECRIES UNPRECEDENTED OBSTRUCTION OF DIVERSE NOMINEES

While HFJ applauded the Senate’s confirmation today of Mary Murguia, nominated nearly nine months ago to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the 111th Congress adjourns with numerous well-qualified nominees whose nominations languished without ever receiving the courtesy of an up-or-down vote.

Dec 21, 2010

SENATE MAKES LIMITED PROGRESS ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES, HFJ RENEWS CALL TO CONFIRM MURGUIA, SALDANA, DAVILA

After months of unnecessary delays, the Senate has finally begun to confirm nominees to federal courts, some of which have been classified as facing judicial emergencies of backlogged cases across the nation.

Jul 29, 2010

HFJ Announces Endorsement of Elena Kagan, Urges Prompt Senate Confirmation

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) today endorsed Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court and urged the Senate to confirm her well in advance of the court’s October session.

Jul 8, 2010

Kagan Hearing Details Commitment to Equality Under Law But Lacks Specifics on Latino Issues

Members of Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) had mixed reactions at the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questioning of Solicitor General Elena Kagan last week. While the Solicitor General provided a great deal of insight into her legal background, experience and deference to precedent, there was little discussion on civil rights and none about the Latino community.

May 10, 2010

Latino Leaders Support Fair and Thorough Confirmation Process for Solicitor General Elena Kagan

Leaders of Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) called for a thorough and fair review of U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, who was nominated today by President Barack Obama to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aug 6, 2009

Senate Makes History By Confirming Sotomayor

Latino leaders from across the U.S. join Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) in a celebration of today’s 68-31 vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She will be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Aug 3, 2009

Latino Groups Organizing Nationwide Events to Watch Senate's Vote on Sotomayor

As U.S. Senators cast their votes on the historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court this week, Latino organizations and leaders across the country will be holding “Watch-the-Vote” parties.

Jul 21, 2009

Senate Republicans Continue Partisan Gamesmanship and Delay Vote of Qualified Judicial Nominee

During a time in judicial history when a bipartisan cry of support has splashed the front pages of every major media outlet in the Untied States, the Republican Party has sent a chilling blow to the nomination process of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. This morning, Senate Republican Judiciary leader, Jeff Sessions, without adequate explanation, mandated a seven day delay to the confirmation of our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice.

Jun 4, 2009

Latino Law Professors Join United Effort to Support Sotomayor Nomination

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) announced today the launch of a collaboration with dozens of Latino law professors from around the country to support the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 26, 2009

Latino Leaders Welcome Historic Nomination of Latino to Supreme Court

Leaders of Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary welcomed President Barack Obama’s leadership in naming Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Souter, making her the first Hispanic to ever be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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