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Something else for Little Rock to live down

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM

click to enlarge LR NATIVE'S MESSAGING: John Bush, headed to a federal appeals court, used this illustration on his blog. It would seem to endorse the use of a weapon to respond to a minor property crime.
  • LR NATIVE'S MESSAGING: John Bush, headed to a federal appeals court, used this illustration on his blog. It would seem to endorse the use of a weapon to respond to a minor property crime.
Think Progress expects John Bush, a Little Rock native who practices law in Lousiville, to be confirmed as a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals judge in a party line 51-48 vote this afternoon.

The article gives some of the many reasons Bush is unfit for the post — anti-gay, anti-women's rights, probably a birther, anti-press (though he joins his conservative wife, an occasional newspaper commentator, in virulent right-wing blogging).

One point against him is locally relevant: Bush in Senate hearings disclaimed much knowledge of Brown v. Board of Education. Hey, one of the most important cases in the annals of the country happened before he was born. What's a guy to do? He also disclaimed knowledge of "controversy" caused by Brown. The little ol' school dustup in his hometown of Little Rock occurred before he was born, too. Maybe that wasn't controversy. Just some jack-booted troopers stomping on federalism (aka states rights). Rep. John Lewis perhaps could inform him of a few other controversies that followed elsewhere over requiring schools to serve white and black children equally. And, I should add, the beat goes on in his very own hometown.

Sad!

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