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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:45 PM

Mississippi Judge Carlton Reeves likens Trump attack on judiciary to KKK, Citizens Council

Source: Clarion Ledger


Mississippi federal Judge Carlton Reeves in a speech in Virginia assailed the Trump administration for lack of diversity in judicial appointments and likened President Trump's attacks on the judiciary to tactics used by the Ku Klux Klan and segregationists in the Jim Crow era.

Reeves, who has ruled on some of the stateís biggest legal cases, spoke Thursday at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he accepted this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law award from his alma mater.

. . . BuzzFeed News reports Reeves, an African American, quoted President Donald Trump's tweets and public comments about judges and the courts (the written version obtained by BuzzFeed includes footnotes making clear Reeves is referring to Trump tweets) and blasted the lack of diversity among Trump's judicial nominees.

"When politicians attack courts as 'dangerous,' 'political,' and guilty of 'egregious overreach,' you can hear the Klanís lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South. When leaders chastise people for merely 'using the courts,' you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City," Reeves said, quoting Trump.



Read more: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/12/mississippi-judge-carlton-reeves-trump-judiciary-attacks-like-kkk/3448438002/



Right on.

Video of speech

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017538394

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Reply Mississippi Judge Carlton Reeves likens Trump attack on judiciary to KKK, Citizens Council (Original post)
Tactical Peek Friday OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday #1
Progressive Jones Friday #2
Iumberto Saturday #3
liberaltrucker Saturday #4
okaawhatever Monday #5
diva77 Tuesday #6
riversedge 5 hrs ago #7


Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:35 PM

2. K & R ! Important article! nt

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 02:46 PM

3. There are smart judges

 

Even in Mississippi.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 05:41 PM

4. Hope he has bodyguards

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:44 PM

5. Of course, he has just killed any chance for an appointment to a higher court although he is clearly

more qualified than most judges.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:06 PM

6. K & frickin' R

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 06:54 AM

7. More sitting Judges need to publicly speak out.

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