Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the nomination of Dale Ho to serve as a judge on the district court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ho’s record demonstrates a deep and overarching commitment to the preservation of our constitutional democracy. He is an expert litigator, with an unimpeachable record of professionalism, integrity, and commitment to justice. His extensive experience and professional training demonstrate an ability to adjudicate claims involving complex issues of law with substantial consequences for the lives of those who appear before courts seeking justice. Mr. Ho has dedicated the entirety of his career to the protection of our democracy. He has been involved in some of the most significant litigation in the last decade to protect voting rights and democracy, working to ensure that secure and accessible elections are a reality for citizens of this country, regardless of race, location, or political affiliation. Dale Ho is extremely qualified to serve on the district court for the Southern District of New York, and we urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination without delay.

Read the full letter here.


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