Inconsistent Pleadings: Another Thing White People Like: Judging

  • metta

    Posts: 39133

    Feb 21, 2010 10:22 AM GMT
    Inconsistent Pleadings: Another Thing White People Like: Judging

    Interesting article...

    http://www.theawl.com/2010/02/inconsistent-pleadings-another-thing-white-people-like-judging
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Feb 21, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    I'm going to call this story out as biased. They talk only about Democratic Presidents since Carter who have made an intentional effort at appointing non-white judges. To his credit, George W. Bush continued this trend where Clinton left off, but this fact wasn't even mentioned in the article. The author is obviously trying to make it seem like only Democrat Presidents are interested in a diverse court system.
  • calibro

    Posts: 8888

    Feb 21, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    Bear in mind how many of our past president's in recent history have been white, male, republicans... and let's face it, you appoint people of similar belief. Not that there aren't minorities who share the republican ideology, but it's not as common as a simple demographic breakdown.