FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Daniel Herrera
September 27, 2018 T: 202-930-6805
HNBA Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has completed its judicial due diligence review of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record in relation to his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Chairman and Ranking Member, HNBA National President Jennifer Salinas announced the Association would oppose the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. This marks the first time, in its 46 year history, that the HNBA has publicly opposed a Supreme Court nominee.
The letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee reads in part:
“Regrettably, based on our review of his judicial record, the HNBA has serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s ability to fully and fairly consider the impact of his and the Court’s decisions on issues of importance to the Association and the Hispanic population in the United States. Our Board was alarmed by his decisions in employment law cases – particularly his explicit writing that employees working without lawful permission are entirely excluded from worker protections under various labor statutes adjudicated by the NLRB. Distinct jurisprudence with respect to immigration and civil rights reflect a negative view of our community – a view that we cannot support.
“It is for these reasons that we must oppose the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.”
To read the full letter, click here.
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow. For more information, please visit www.hnba.com.