If you or I had a business and we had an opening in a department, what do you think would happen to us if we stuck up a sign on the HR office door that read “No blacks or women need apply.”
The law would be down on us so fast, and rightly so, it would make your head spin. But, switch the targets of bigotry and it’s still bigotry. It is exactly what the White House is doing on the current Supreme Court nomination process.
Biden says that he has done "deep dives" on 4 Supreme Court candidates. 3 figure to be Brown-Jackson, Kruger, & Childs. Feels to me as if the 4th would be a different sort of candidate, not a judge, possibly @Sifill_LDF. But they're obviously proceeding w/ all deliberate speed.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) February 11, 2022
FNC: “The White House selection process for a Supreme Court nominee is well under way and on target for President Biden to name his choice by month’s end, sources tell Fox News.
Biden has said he would make a decision by the end of February and that his choice will be a Black woman. That includes three names consistently being given prominent consideration, say sources: D.C.-based federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger and U.S. District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs from South Carolina. Other names include federal judges Candace Jackson-Akiwumi and Holly Thomas, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s president Sherrilyn Ifill.”
“What the president has been focused on over the course of the last several days is reviewing and consulting with internal team members on a group of qualified nominees,” Psaki said Tuesday. “He also has been engaging, as you all know, with Democrats and Republicans.”
Judge Childs may be the easiest to get confirmed, as she’s less of a Bolshie than the others. Her public support by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, because she is from their home state of South Carolina, has got the Left riled up.
Bernie Sanders told Politico, likely referring to Childs, “You want somebody who is going to be reflective of the needs of working families and understands that we are moving towards an oligarchy in this country.” We are? Oh, bloody thank gawd. My ascots will finally come in handy.
By the way Bernie, big talk from a guy with three palatial homes. Childs shot back. “I believe my record supports that I allow litigants to access the court and have their disputes adjudicated in a fair and impartial manner under a fair and independent legal system,” she said. She may be the best we can get this time.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on February 11, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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