Obama adminstration cut deal with Georgia to nominate judge with weak civil rights record

Rep. David Scott (D), a Black Representative in Congress from Georgia is one of those raising the alarm over the Obama administration’s nomination of Judge Michael Boggs to the federal court. Boggs currently sits on the Georgia Court of Appeals and is a former state lawmaker in Georgia with a questionable history of advancing regressive anti-choice and anti-civil rights legislation according to several groups.

Pro-choice and civil rights groups have been strongly oppose Boggs’ nomination which reportedly came about through a deal between the Obama administration and two of Georgia’s Republican senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson. Despite Judge Boggs’s record of being anti-civil rights and opposition to the nominee, the Obama administration is said to be sticking with its nomination.

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