Barber, Butterfield Blast Trump Nomination Of GOP Attorney – WS Chronicle
Barber, Butterfield blast Trump nomination of GOP attorney – WS Chronicle
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the N.C. NAACP, is alarmed that President Donald Trump is nominating a prominent Republican attorney to the federal bench for the Eastern District who fought to uphold North Carolina’s racial gerrymandered redistricting maps and 2013 voter suppression laws.
According to a federal appellate court last year, those laws targeted African-American voters with almost “surgical precision,” while the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled the maps to be “unconstitutional.”
Attorney Thomas Farr, best known for representing Republican legislative leaders in court, is up for the lifetime seat, and Rev. Barber called that “ …