Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

 

Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2013

Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C. – On June 18, 2013 the United States Senate voted by voice vote to confirm the Honorable Luis Felipe Restrepo, who was endorsed by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Judge Restrepo received bipartisan support from U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), followed by the nomination in January by President Barack Obama.  Judge Restrepo will join another HNBA-endorsed judge on that court, the Honorable Nitza Quiñones Alejandro, who is the first openly gay Latina nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to the federal judiciary.

“The HNBA is proud to support the Honorable Luis Felipe Restrepo and commends the bipartisan  efforts of U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and the U.S. Senate in confirming Judge Restrepo,” said Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President. “He is a jurist of the highest integrity with extensive experience as an assistant federal defender, in private practice, and as a Magistrate Judge since 2006.  He undoubtedly will serve with distinction on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.”

About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.
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