The Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA) commends President Barack Obama for nominating the Honorable Esther Salas for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Similarly, the HNBA applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for reporting out of committee by voice vote on December 1st The Honorable Edward Davila and The Honorable Diana Saldaña. Having been approved by the full committee, these two nominees now await full Senate confirmation.
Before her appointment as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judge Salas served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, where she was a member of the Hiring Committee for the Office of the Federal Public Defender. Judge Davila has served since 2001 on the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, where he oversees cases in the criminal, civil, family and juvenile justice divisions. Judge Saldana is a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Texas dealing with narcotics and immigration cases.
Diana S. Sen, President of HBNA noted that, “The HNBA has supported the candidacy and nominations of these three exceptional attorneys and individuals, and I am very pleased that the Senate is taking the necessary steps to advance them through the confirmation process. The HNBA is hopeful that they will be confirmed before the end of this Congressional session.”