WASHINGTON, D.C. — Independent Women’s Law Center Director (IWLC) Jennifer C. Braceras will testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet, this morning at 10am ET. 

The hearing will focus on diversity in the federal judiciary and the selection and confirmation process for federal judges.

In her testimony, Braceras writes, “It should go without saying that, in nominating men and women to the federal bench, a president should consider the best and the brightest from all walks of life within the legal profession. But the most important qualification for federal judges is, and always should be, independent judgment, fidelity to the text of our statutes and the original meaning of our Constitution, and a commitment to the rule of law.” 

Braceras’ full testimony can be found here once the hearing begins. The hearing can be followed along on the committee’s website, here.

Braceras spoke with Rep. Darrell Issa of the House Judiciary Committee on Independent Women’s Forum’s She Thinks podcast earlier this summer about improving the administration of justice in the federal courts. Listen to that episode here

Braceras, a former member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, writes and speaks widely on issues related to civil rights, civil liberties and other aspects of constitutional law, including the Electoral College and the role of the courts in a democratic society.