On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Well-qualified nominee for the federal circuit
On May 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Tiffany Cunningham for a lifetime position on the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. Cunningham is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent and Trademark office with over 20 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law, in addition to holding both a BS in Chemical Engineering and a law degree. Her confirmation would bring a critical perspective as a trained engineer to a court that deals with issues of technology, science, and medicine. NCJW supports Tiffany Cunningham for the Federal Circuit as her expertise and training uniquely qualify her for a lifetime appointment to the Federal Circuit.
Kristen Clarke confirmed by Senate
On May 25, the Senate voted to confirm (51-48) Kristen Clarke to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Department of Justice. Supported by NCJW, Clarke is the first woman, Black woman, and civil rights attorney to hold the post.
Wear Orange for Gun Safety
The weekend of June 4-6, 2021 is Wear Orange Weekend. NCJW is proud, once again, to cosponsor National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the Wear Orange Weekend to honor survivors of gun violence and remember those who have senselessly lost their lives due to firearms. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. Learn more about how to participate virtually in your communities here.