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WASHINGTON, DC — Jennifer Braceras, visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, will be among the witnesses testifying at Supreme Court nominee Judge John G. Roberts Jr.’s confirmation hearing today. In addition to her work with IWF, Ms. Braceras currently serves as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and teaches courses in anti-discrimination law as an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Like the nominee, Jennifer is a legal star and a graduate of Harvard Law School,” said IWF president Nancy Pfotenhauer. “Jennifer has distinguished herself as an expert in anti-discrimination law and equal protection clause jurisprudence, as a research fellow at Harvard Law School, and as a lawyer at the distinguished Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, where she counseled a variety of institutions on employment-related law. We know the committee and the American public will benefit from her expertise and extensive knowledge in this area of the law,” continued Pfotenhauer.

Ms. Braceras has also served IWF as an expert on judicial nominations and has appeared recently as an expert on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and other major networks. She also has provided commentary on politics, culture and law for such publications as the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online and The Weekly Standard.

Click here to read Ms. Braceras’ testimony.