Mitch McConnell wants to vote on racist judicial nominations on a massive civil rights anniversary. 60 murdered, over 2700 peaceful Palestinian protestors are injured during the Great Return March, the day Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. A good federal decision on border searches. The CFPB SHUTS DOWN the Office for Students. And a look at Illinois’ 14th district, and voting as harm reduction.
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“If what is really happening today in Palestine was happening in any other nation, there would be massive outrage and there would be action by the Security Council.” – Palestinian Ambassador to UN Riyad Mansour
On Thursday, Senator Grassley will hold votes on three nominations to the judiciary. The vote happens on the anniversary of Brown v. board of Education:
Michael Truncale, nominated to the federal bench in Texas, called immigrants “maggots” (or, maybe, “magnets”). He’s a partisan, conservative ideologue whose past statements show a hostility to immigrant rights, voting rights, reproductive freedom, workers’ rights, LGBT rights, and, environmental protection,: bit.ly/2Kp7fgC
Wendy Vitter, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana., went viral when she refused to answer if she thought Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in American schools, was decided correctly. She has embraced fringe and discredited views about contraception and abortion: https://civilrights.org/oppose-confirmation-wendy-vitter-u-s-district-court-eastern-district-louisiana/
Andrew Oldham, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. As deputy solicitor general for Texas, he led fight to sue to overturn DACA and DAPA. And he opposed Disparate Impact Claims Under Fair Housing Act. And he is very young — 39 — and this is a lifetime appointment: