The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is pleased that President Obama has nominated three distinguished individuals to fill longstanding vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. LDF has repeatedly called upon President Obama and the Senate to expeditiously nominate and confirm judges who bring racial and professional diversity to the courts. With these nominations, President Obama has answered that call with nominees who bring both diversity and excellence to this important court. We look forward to their swift confirmation by the Senate
LDF is especially heartened by the nomination of Nina Pillard. Nina, who worked with us as a litigator for five years before going on to distinguished service at the Department of Justice and Georgetown Law School, and Judge Robert Wilkins, who worked for over a decade for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia prior to his service on the U.S. District Court.