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Sat May 18, 2019, 07:32 AM

Many Trump judicial nominees won't affirm the Brown v Board ruling. That concerns some legal experts

The Supreme Court decision 65 years ago ruling that segregating schools by race was unconstitutional is widely viewed as settled to many Americans. But there is concern among some in the legal community that that might not exactly be the case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/17/many-trump-judicial-nominees-wont-affirm-brown-v-board-ruling-that-concerns-some-legal-experts/

More than two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees have declined to answer whether Brown v. Board of Education was properly decided, and legal experts said that that could have real implications on education and race in the United States.

The most recent example came when Wendy Vitter, who was confirmed Thursday as a federal district judge in Louisiana, declined to clearly affirm the decision. She said:

“I don’t mean to be coy, but I think I get into a difficult, difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisions — which are correctly decided and which I may disagree with. If I start commenting on, ‘I agree with this case,’ or ‘don’t agree with this case,’ I think we get into a slippery slope.”


Responses like Vitter’s are why the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released a letter this week urging U.S. senators to oppose all judicial nominees (Vitter included) who refuse to state clearly that the landmark Supreme Court ruling was correctly decided. For them, the Brown decision is about much more than education.

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Reply Many Trump judicial nominees won't affirm the Brown v Board ruling. That concerns some legal experts (Original post)
Celerity May 2019 OP
democratisphere May 2019 #1
underpants May 2019 #2
Celerity May 2019 #4
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:38 AM

1. The drumpf administration et al doesn't give a damn about laws.

Never has and never will.

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Sat May 18, 2019, 07:44 AM

2. Sounds to me like they are willing to give cover to private and/or religious schools

can't get the WaPo article- ran out of free for the month.

I just can't imagine how this could be exercised in this day and age other than allowing private charter and religious schools to discriminate.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:47 AM

4. try opening it a a new window in Incognito mode nt

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:46 AM

3. We knew this was coming.

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