March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) firmly believes that Judge Garland deserves Senate consideration of this nomination and urges the Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty.
“Judge Garland is eminently qualified and perhaps one of the most experienced candidates to have ever received a Supreme Court nomination,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR. “The president has fulfilled his duty to the American people to choose a nominee. The Senate has a constitutional responsibility and a duty to their constituents—the majority of whom believe that the Senate should consider a nominee—to conduct a fair and swift process on this nomination.”
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.