Senate to confirm judge who doesn’t believe in private property?

Jan. 14, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate to reject the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota nominee Wilhelmina Marie Wright in light of the fact that she wrote in the UCLA Law Review in 1990, “The failure of today’s racial discourse is its reliance on the notion that property is neutral, that the deed to a suburban home is ‘property’ while the opportunity to move out of a slum is not”:

“Confirming President Obama’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Wilhelmina Marie Wright is nothing less than giving assent to a judicial attack on private property rights.  Yet, that is exactly what the Senate appears poised to do.  It makes one question what Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is doing allowing radical nominees like Wright to even reach the floor.

“In the UCLA Law Review in 1990, Wright argued that, ‘The failure of today’s racial discourse is its reliance on the notion that property is neutral, that the deed to a suburban home is ‘property’ while the opportunity to move out of a slum is not.’

“The GOP only maintains one functional Constitutional power in its purported effort to rein in President Obama’s executive overreach, the responsibility to confirm or reject his nominees.  There simply is no excuse for the Senate GOP to allow any more of Obama’s extremist jurists onto the bench where they can use their radical views to thwart future Administration efforts to roll back this President’s excesses.”

Attachments:

“GOP to Confirm ‘Property Rights are White and Racist’ Judge,” By Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, Jan. 14, 2016 at https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/01/gop-to-confirm-property-rights-are-white-and-racist-judge

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