Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On The Confirmation Of Eunice Lee To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals

Aug 7, 2021

Addressing the confirmation of Eunice Lee to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement:

“I was honored to introduce Eunice Lee at her confirmation hearing for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and I congratulate her on her confirmation. Ms. Lee’s commitment to serving our communities and protecting the rights of others has been a cornerstone of her legal career, which she has spent in service to those most in need. She will bring a unique and important perspective to the bench, both as the first federal public defender to serve on the circuit, as well as the second Black woman to serve on its bench. Ms. Lee’s approach to the law will ensure that all who come before the court are given the chance to be heard.”