The courts have played a key role in advancing LGBT equality and will decide central issues about nondiscrimination, family recognition, and gender identity in the years to come. At the same time, the Trump Administration has pushed through more judicial nominees in the past 2 years than any other president. A staggering number of these nominees have a demonstrated record of being anti-LGBT. These nominees, if confirmed, will be given a lifetime appointment to the federal bench, ensuring that the anti-LGBT bias of the Trump Administration lasts long past their time in the White House. This panel will discuss the state of play surrounding judicial nominations, the records of these hostile nominees and how you can help your Senators offer proper advise and consent to the President about judicial nominees and engage in the fight to help to maintain a fair and independent judiciary.
Location: Franklin 7
Speakers: Eric Lesh (LGBT Bar of New York); Robin Maril (Human Rights Campaign); Kylee Reynolds (Lambda Legal); Sharon McGowan (Lambda Legal)
CLE Materials: I, II