September 20, 2013

Confirm Nina Pillard

Only five women have served as judges on the D.C. Circuit Court in its entire 120-year history. With the D.C. Circuit widely considered to be one of the most important courts in our nation, it's not only troubling but shameful to see female perspectives so underrepresented.

Fortunately, the Senate now has the opportunity -- and really, the obligation -- to put a highly-qualified woman on the court. I was proud to vote as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the nomination of Georgetown Law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, a proven champion for the rights of women and families across the nation.

With Professor Pillard's nomination moving before the full Senate for confirmation, I urge my colleagues to thoughtfully consider her accomplished career.

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By:  Senator Mazie K. Hirono
Source: The Huffington Post