Donald Trump: Making the judiciary white male again | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Donald Trump: Making the judiciary white male again

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click to enlarge MAGA: The Cleaver family, absent June, is representative of how a Donald Trump-nominated judiciary should look — white and male. Black and brown? No way.
  • MAGA: The Cleaver family, absent June, is representative of how a Donald Trump-nominated judiciary should look — white and male. Black and brown? No way.
Donald Trump sent Congress nine more nominations for federal judgeships this week — all of them white, seven of them men.

More of the same.

USA Today reports that 80 of Trump's 87 judicial nominations to date have been white. The rest include 1 black, 1 Hispanic and 5 of Asian ancestry.

The report doesn't have a total on the male-female breakdown, but the Alliance for Justice, which compiled the racial breakdown, in an earlier count found that 57 of Trump's nominations were men and 18 were women.

Trump has appointed no openly LGBT judges. Barack Obama named 11.

White men rule in Trump's administration. He's Making America Great Again. As it was in the 1950s, when June Cleaver stayed home to make Ward a nice dinner, in between looking out for Beaver and Wally shenanigans.

USA Today notes that minority enrollment in law schools has tripled since the Reagan days, when 94 percent of his appointees were white. Women now make up the majority of law schools students in the U.S.. Here in Arkansas, the deans of both Arkansas law schools are women, it so happens.

Trump is seeking to appoint only ultra-conservatives to the bench. Somehow that seems to lead him to white men like the conservative blogger John Bush,  a Little Rock native, confirmed to a 6th Circuit Appeals Court seat despite broad opposition on account of his lack of qualifications and overt ideological bent.

Coming soon: Trump's replacement for Judge Leon Holmes of Little Rock, who's about to take senior status.



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