August 07, 2021

Senate Confirms Eunice Lee to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Ms. Lee becomes the only Black woman and the only former public defender to serve on the Second Circuit

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Eunice Lee’s nomination to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Ms. Lee’s confirmation: 

“With Eunice Lee’s confirmation, the Senate continues to bring balance to our nation’s courts and elevate a professional perspective severely underrepresented in our federal judiciary—that of public defenders.  Today’s confirmation shows that the Biden Administration and Senate Democrats are continuing our efforts to build a federal bench that looks like America.”

Last month, Ms. Lee advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with a vote of 11-10.

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