Potential Supreme Court Nominee Supports Defunding Police, Wants To Eliminate Qualified Immunity
Washington, DC – One of President Joe Biden’s prospective nominees to replace U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is a civil rights attorney who has been a vocal advocate of defunding the police.
Breyer announced his impending retirement on Jan. 26, prompting a demand from progressive Democrats for President Biden to make good on his campaign promise to put a black woman on the nation’s highest court, FOX News reported.
The President has promised to move quickly to replace the retiring justice.
“.@POTUS you promised us a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) tweeted. “Let’s see it happen.”
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took it a step farther and shared a list of black female attorneys whom she believed to be “qualified contenders.”
“While there are many qualified contenders to fill the vacancy of this seat on the court, the candidacy of Ketanji Brown Jackson, Leondra Kruger, J. Michelle Childs, Wilhelmina ‘Mimi’
Wright, Eunice Lee, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi and Sherrilyn Ifill should all be weighed and considered,” Jackson Lee tweeted.