Don’s ju­di­cial nom­i­nees blind­ingly white

New York Daily News - - NEWS -

WASHINGTON — Pres­i­dent Trump is nom­i­nat­ing white men to Amer­ica’s fed­eral courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years.

So far, 91% of Trump’s 58 nom­i­nees are white, and 81% are male, an Associated Press anal­y­sis has found. Three of ev­ery four are white men, with few AfricanAmer­i­cans and His­pan­ics in the mix.

The last Pres­i­dent to nom­i­nate a sim­i­larly ho­moge­nous group was Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

So far, Trump has nom­i­nated the high­est per­cent­age of white judges in his first year since Ron­ald Rea­gan. If he con­tin­ues on his trend through his first term, he will be the first Repub­li­can since Herbert Hoover to name fewer women and mi­nori­ties to the court than his GOP pre­de­ces­sor.

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