Action Update

Thomas Farr’s Judicial Nomination Defeated

December 4, 2018

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, November 29, 2018, Senator Tim Scott (SC) announced that he intended to vote against NAACP-opposed Attorney Thomas Farr’s nomination to a life-time appointment to the Federal Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Senator Scott’s decision, along with the objections of 50 of his colleagues, was the deciding vote against Mr. Farr; his objections were echoed by several of his colleagues, many of whom had heretofore said they would vote to confirm him.   Thus, while nothing is certain in politics, it appears as if Mr. Farr’s nomination is doomed for now.

For more information on the reasons we opposed this problematic nominee, as well as NAACP actions, please read the attached Action Update.