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HFJ PRAISES SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE JIMMIE REYNA

Apr 4, 2011

Judge Reyna confirmed to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on 86-0 vote

WASHINGTON, DC – – 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.

HFJ has urged the Senate to take action on the 42 pending judicial nominees, many of whom have bipartisan support, are highly qualified, and would be a great boon to our overburdened courts. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has declared 39 “judicial emergencies” in courts where vacant judgeships have resulting in mounting case backlogs. In many cases courts have multiple vacancies and nominees have waited months for a Senate vote.

HFJ is pleased that the Senate today voted 86-0 to confirm Judge Jimmie Reyna. Judge Reyna was first appointed in September, 2010 by President Barack Obama who praised his unwavering integrity. As a lawyer in Washington, D.C. Reyna became known for his expertise in international trade law and for his leadership in the Hispanic legal community.

As a trade expert, Reyna has represented the United States on dispute resolution panels under NAFTA and for the World Trade Organization. Reyna also served as National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and in leadership positions of the American Bar Association.

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