Senate leadership has now sent President Trump’s nominee to a life-time appointment as a judge to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, attorney Thomas A. Farr, to the floor for a vote. The NAACP strongly opposes this nomination; throughout his career, Mr. Farr has consistently supported and worked for efforts to intimidate, misinform, or otherwise disenfranchise African American voters. He has also consistently taken the lead against victims of employment discrimination and against workers’ rights in general. The full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination as early as the week of November 26, 2018.
For more information on this very problematic nominee, as well as what you can do to defeat the confirmation, please see the attached Action Alert.