Skip to comments.Alliance sees more lack of diversity on bench--Wants broader backgrounds
Posted on 02/11/2014 6:33:44 PM PST by jazusamo
Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations.
The Alliance for Justice, a coalition of more than 100 liberal groups, is lobbying the White House to broaden the bench with more judicial nominees who represent what it calls professional diversity judges who are more likely to be aligned with the coalitions liberal agenda.
We face a federal bench that has a striking lack of diversity, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, said at an alliance event in Washington last week. She said Mr. Obamas nominees have been largely in line with the professional backgrounds of previous presidents judicial candidates.
Although Mr. Obama has surpassed his predecessors in diversifying the federal bench along racial and gender lines, his liberal critics say he has selected too many candidates who have worked either as corporate lawyers or federal prosecutors.
The latest campaign is aimed at installing more judges who have served as public defenders, civil rights advocates and personal injury lawyers.
The alliance said in a report that 85 percent of Mr. Obamas judicial nominees have worked as corporate lawyers or prosecutors. Less than 4 percent have significant experience representing workers in labor and employment disputes, the group said.
Four of the top 10 political donor groups in this years campaign cycle are labor unions, and roughly 90 percent of their $9 million in contributions go to Democratic candidates, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. In the 2012 presidential race, single-issue groups donated more than $31 million, 55 percent of contributions, to Mr. Obamas campaign.
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"Better Call Saul."
People-who-respect-the-Constitution are also underrepresented on the bench.
What they want just more fat people or fat broads?
What was that about “content of their character”
Racism is coming from the left.
Activist judges no less.
There’s no law anymore. 6 years of Obamunism have proven it.
Heck, Obama proves it with the words out of his own mouth, and doesn’t care who knows it either. They are just rubbing it in people’s faces at this point, to prove they can lie and whaddaya gonna do about it?
There was no “consensus” for their appointments.
Wow checked out their website..
What a collection of asswads............
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