Judge Thomas Farr, Anti-Black Zealot, Rejected for Top Court

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Too Farr out. Thomas Farr was rejected. Photo: CNN screenshot.


Senator Tim Scott has announced that he would not vote to confirm Thomas Farr to a seat on the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

It would have been an enormous mistake to confirm Thomas Farr to the federal bench, which would have cast a shadow over both the Senate and the judiciary for decades to come.

Farr was plainly unqualified for a lifetime judicial appointment, especially in the Eastern District of North Carolina, where he actively worked to suppress the vote and had ties to a white supremacist group.

A majority of senators have wisely announced their opposition to Farr’s nomination. We are grateful to Senator Scott and others for placing the integrity of our courts ahead of partisan politics.

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF).

Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights.

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