May 14, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Michael Boggs, an Unacceptable Judicial Nominee (SCOTT LEMIEUX, MAY 14, 2014, American Prospect)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 14, 2014 8:01 PMU.S. District Court nominee Michael Boggs seems like an all-too-depressing example of a typical 21st-century Republican federal judicial appointment. As a state legislator, he voted to keep a symbol of treason in defense of slavery and lawlessness in defense of apartheid on the state flag. He opposes reproductive freedom. He supported amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Given his conservative views and apparent neoconfederate sympathies, he has attracted strong opposition from members of Congress like the civil rights icon John Lewis.What's even more depressing is that Boggs was nominated not by George W. Bush but by Barack Obama.