Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC Applauds Nomination of Dale Ho to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144 firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C.—Today, President Biden nominated Dale Ho to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ho currently serves as Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project and supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation nationwide.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC issues the following statement:
“We congratulate and wholeheartedly support Dale Ho on this nomination. He is an experienced litigator, leading advocate on voting rights and immigration and a long-time partner on several civil rights issues. Not only is he tremendously qualified, Dale’s confirmation will add more diversity to the federal bench.
Dale has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, including a successful challenge to the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census and a challenge to the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the population count used to apportion the House of Representatives. He also served as lead counsel in Fish v. Kobach, successfully challenging a Kansas law requiring people to show a birth certificate or passport when registering to vote.
Dale is well-respected in the Asian American community, having been the recipient of the 2020 Asian Law Alliance Legal Impact Award, the 2019 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) President’s Award, and more. In 2018, he was named to the New York City Charter Revision Commission.
We applaud President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and Senator Gillibrand for the selection and support of Dale Ho’s nomination. We call on the Senate to confirm him swiftly.”