Issued November 15, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC — Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry released the following statement today on President Biden’s nomination of Nicole Berner to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals:
“Working families across this country can be proud of President Biden’s nomination of Nicole Berner to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Nicole is an outstanding choice and her historic nomination demonstrates the President’s continuing commitment to appointing highly qualified judges with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
“SEIU members know that Nicole’s nomination is a win for working families and our justice system as a whole. In recent years, we’ve been constantly reminded of the importance of having a judicial system that provides equal justice for all. Working people continue to face attacks on our voting rights, reproductive rights, and our right to form unions, and we need judges who will consider every case on its merits and treat everyone fairly regardless of where they come from or how much money they have.”
“I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Nicole on a day-to-day basis for many years, and I know her to be a brilliant, insightful, and effective attorney with excellent judgment and a passion for justice. Nicole is a person of unquestionable integrity who treats everyone with equal dignity, and her extraordinary intelligence, wide-ranging knowledge, and commitment to justice have earned her the respect and admiration of everyone in our union family. She will bring all of these explementary characteristics to the bench as well as her diverse experiences as a Jewish woman and LGBTQIA American. Nicole is a superb nominee with unparalleled experience representing working people, and SEIU members and our allies urge the Senate to move swiftly to confirm Nicole to the Fourth Circuit.”