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Filibuster of Miguel Estrada

Advocacy Letter - 02/13/03

Source: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Recipient: Harry Reid

The Honorable Harry Reid
United States Senate
321 Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


Dear Senator Reid:

On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation's oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition with more than 180 national organizations, we write to express our profound gratitude for your leadership and willingness to stand up on the Senate floor to continue debate on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. We applaud you for recognizing the Senate's constitutional responsibility to fully scrutinize President Bush's judicial nominees.

LCCR greatly appreciates your continued and unwavering support for issues related to civil rights and your commitment to fostering a bipartisan, fair, and independent judiciary. We are especially amazed by your impressive stamina! Again, many, many thanks.

Sincerely,




Wade Henderson
Executive Director

Nancy Zirkin
Deputy Director/Director of Public Policy

Cc: James Ryan
Lisa Moore
Janice Shelton

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