Asian Pacific Americans are Ready for the Supreme Court
NAPABA Op-Ed | APAs are Ready for the Supreme Court
Dear NAPABA Members and Supporters,
I hope you will read NAPABA President Jin Hwang’s op-ed urging the President to nominate an Asian Pacific American to the Supreme Court.
As you well know, there never has been an APA Supreme Court Justice in the 227-year history of the Court. This new Supreme Court vacancy provides the President with a critical opportunity to continue to build upon his legacy of diversity and inclusion in the federal courts and achieve another first for our community.
NAPABA has worked tirelessly to increase the number of qualified APAs serving on the federal bench and we can all be proud that NAPABA has been involved in the nomination or confirmation of every single APA judge nominated by President Obama. For two decades, we have cultivated the relationships and expertise necessary to develop and support a strong pipeline of APA lawyers who are ready, willing, and able to serve at the highest levels of our judiciary.
Through our collective efforts, we have advanced the cause of diversity and inclusion and created a path to the Supreme Court. I look forward to working with you as we travel down this road together and continue to make history.