Harper Neidig writes for The Hill:
Tristin Brown, the policy and program director at People’s Parity Project, a progressive network of law students and young lawyers advocating to reform the legal system, said that past corporate legal work should be carefully scrutinized when evaluating whether a judicial nominee will be deferential to powerful interests in court.
“As a Black woman, I know the importance of this moment. We have an opportunity right now where we can put the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, which is a body and institution that throughout its entire existence has almost been exclusively made up of white males,” Brown said.
“At the same time, I know how critically important it is to make sure that not only are we leveraging this opportunity to make sure we get the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, but to make sure that we get the first Black woman who also has a demonstrated interest in commitment and protecting civil and human rights, and one who particularly has a record of being invested in protecting the rights of everyday workers in America.”