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Rev. Dr. Barber @RevDrBarber
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Do the women of America—black, white or brown; Republican or Democrat—know about the lawyer connected to white supremacy who Trump nominated for the federal court in NC & McConnell has scheduled for vote next week?
This is the longest judicial vacancy in the federal court system. President Obama tried to integrate this court by nominating 2 superbly qualified African-American women.
In 2013, Obama nominated North Carolina federal prosecutor Jennifer May-Parker, who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But NC Sen Richard Burr refused to return his blue-slip, despite his previous recommendation of May-Parker for the position.
The Senate adhered to its longstanding practice of deferring to home-State Senators, which it has now abandoned, and the nomination did not proceed. In 2016, President Obama attempted another nomination with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.
Justice Timmons-Goodson was the first African-American woman appointed to serve on North Carolina’s Supreme Court and she won re-election statewide in 2006. Senators Richard Burr & Thom Tillis refused to return the blue-slip on her nomination as well.
This vacancy was held open for the entire Obama presidency b/c North Carolina Senators resisted integration of this court, and the Senate refused to override their wishes. Call you Senators and say NO on nomination of Thomas Farr.
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