NOT AGAIN: Senate Confirms Another Brown v. Board Denier
‘If agreeing that ending legal apartheid was the correct decision is not an entry-level requirement for becoming a lifetime judge, what is?’
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Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390
WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Damon Leichty to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Leichty refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:
“More Trump nominees have somehow seen the light and openly declared, 65 years after the fact, that the Supreme Court was correct in ending legal American apartheid. This belated great awakening of Trump judicial nominees makes Leichty’s obfuscation on Brown that much more egregious. Even more appalling is the Senate’s willingness to confirm such a nominee. If agreeing that ending legal apartheid was the correct decision is not an entry-level requirement for becoming a lifetime judge, what is? And what does this mean for everyday Americans who depend on our courts to be independent and fair?”
May 2019 marked the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s unanimous Brown v. Board of Education ruling that struck down the shameful doctrine of ‘separate but equal.’ Read The Leadership Conference’s letter and updated nomination list calling on senators to oppose all judicial nominees, including Leichty, who refuse to state unequivocally that Brown was correctly decided.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.