Skip to comments.White House to Congressional Black Caucus: Obama's judicial nominees are diverse enough
Posted on 01/31/2014 4:28:14 PM PST by Libloather
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus believe that President Obama's judicial nominees represent "an appalling lack of diversity," but the top White House spokesman dismissed that accusation.
"The president's commitment here and the approach he takes is fairly clear," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked during the press briefing about the CBC's objection to his latest nominations within the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
"The president has had more African-American women confirmed to the federal court than any president in history," he noted, adding that he has appointed several black judges within the 11th Circuit, which covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
VERY SUBTLE... MEN need not apply !
“The president has had more African-American WOMEN confirmed to the federal court than any president in history,”
WASHINGTON Despite the unprecedented levels of obstruction from Republicans in the Senate, President Barack Obama has managed to get a higher rate of black judges confirmed than any other president in history, according to a court watchdog group.
“Eh, that’s diverse enough for government work.”
First Supreme Court Nomination.
- The nine finalists.
— What is the common element?
— Per the WIKI
Within a week of Souter’s announcement the White House had formalized its short list of candidates to replace Souter,
1) with Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit,
2) Judge Diane Pamela Wood of the Seventh Circuit,
3) and Solicitor General Elena Kagan reportedly leading contenders for the nomination.
4) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, California
5) Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, and
6) Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm were also reportedly on the short list of candidates under serious consideration by the White House.
7) Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Georgia Supreme Court,
8) Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and
9) Judge Ruben Castillo of the Federal District Court for the Northern District in Illinois were also on the final list of nine candidates.
7 Women Considered
3 Men Considered, but no men in the top 4 candidates.
How many of Obama’s judicial nominees actually support the Constitution?
Pfft. There’s no real diversity among his administration.
Unless one of them hit from both sides of the plate.
Why is there a black caucus, isn’t that racist?
Your correct. Sorry for the typo.
Hmmm, didn’t count the switch hitters. That complicates the math a lot...