- Sep 24, 2013
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I don’t see why two justices appointed by Republican Presidents 30+ years ago would be a reason to worry, especially when Biden doesn’t need any Republican votes in this situation.Be careful what you wish for when it comes to identity-based pledges for judicial appointments. I'm all for a Black woman with solid progressive jurisprudence, but Reagan's promise to appoint a female justice got us Sandra Day O'Connor, and H.W. Bush's promise to appoint a Black justice got us Clarence Thomas. Mind you, Biden's political instincts trend conservative and he's obsessed with a dead ideal of bipartisanship, so I'm not holding out hope for the liberal credentials of any appointment he makes, Black woman or not.