(Washington, D.C.) Today, Steven Menashi was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals – one of the most influential courts in the country.
Menashi’s harmful record includes rolling back Title IX protections for students, advancing the Trump Administration’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies, and defending the right of employers to impose their religious beliefs on their employees and block them from receiving birth control coverage guaranteed by the ACA.
The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):
“Shame on those in Congress who pushed this outrageous vote through. Menashi’s record of undermining the fundamental rights of women and communities of color could now shape laws for decades to come. There’s no way that students, survivors, or anyone impacted by discrimination can trust that they would have a fair hearing in his court. We will continue to fight Trump’s persistent littering of the Courts with extremist, bigoted judges. People across the country deserve better.”
For immediate release: November 14, 2019
Contact: Olympia Feil (firstname.lastname@example.org)