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Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:38 pm

Question in the title

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:02 pm

Many. Bumatay is both Filipino and gay

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:05 pm

Just at COA, there's also Park and Ho OTOH. DC Cir. had Brown, who is Black and retired.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:14 pm

(...literally Clarence Thomas)

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:21 pm

Thapar

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm

There are many. A conservative SCOTUS clerk once told me the fastest way to become an Article III judge is to be a minority and/or a woman with extremely conservative politics. That way you are walking armor against being accused of racism/sexism. If you’re a minority, are ambitious, and have no morals, it’s not a bad career plan.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm

Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:34 pm

Judge Lee (CA9) is another

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:46 pm

Rao. I mean there's so many I almost think this thread is a troll

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:02 am

Barbara Lagoa, Michael Park, and Lavneski Smith to add three more.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:04 am

Nalbandian too. This thread is an obvious troll.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:00 am

Obvious troll or not, might as well show them how silly the attempt is. So add James Ho and Rodolfo Ruiz (S.D. Fla.) to the list.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:14 am

Barrett (Irish), Kavanaugh (Irish), Alito (Italian), Roberts (Irish & Slovak), and Thomas (African American) are all nonwhite FedSoc justices.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

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Barrett (Irish), Kavanaugh (Irish), Alito (Italian), Roberts (Irish & Slovak), and Thomas (African American) are all nonwhite FedSoc justices.
Well aren’t you clever.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:00 am

Aside from the trolling, I have an actual serious question here. What defines a "FedSoc judge"? Being a current member? Showing up at events? Being a former member? Being nominated when FedSoc had great influence in nominations? I am not trying to pick a fight, but I am genuinely curious what yall think.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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Aside from the trolling, I have an actual serious question here. What defines a "FedSoc judge"? Being a current member? Showing up at events? Being a former member? Being nominated when FedSoc had great influence in nominations? I am not trying to pick a fight, but I am genuinely curious what yall think.
Anyone who shows up to the National Convention regularly is probably the best sign.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:34 am

OP here: not a troll! Relax you guys haha. Thought it would be too tedious on my end to include in my first post "aside from Thomas, Rao, Thapar, Bumatay, Ada Brown, who are other nonwhite Fed Soc judges?"

I found it interesting in my search that many nonwhite judges appointed by Republican presidents are not a part of Fed Soc. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that maybe Fed Soc was in its nascent stage while they were in law school.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

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OP here: not a troll! Relax you guys haha. Thought it would be too tedious on my end to include in my first post "aside from Thomas, Rao, Thapar, Bumatay, Ada Brown, who are other nonwhite Fed Soc judges?"

I found it interesting in my search that many nonwhite judges appointed by Republican presidents are not a part of Fed Soc. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that maybe Fed Soc was in its nascent stage while they were in law school.
You may have had better luck titling this thread "name some nonwhite FedSoc judges" (sure) instead of "are there any nonwhite FedSoc judges" (yes, many). Who are the nonwhite, Republican-appointed, non-FedSoc judges you're thinking of?

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:13 am

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Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)
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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by lavarman84 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:13 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm
Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)
Underrated comment.
How so?

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:31 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:00 am
Aside from the trolling, I have an actual serious question here. What defines a "FedSoc judge"? Being a current member? Showing up at events? Being a former member? Being nominated when FedSoc had great influence in nominations? I am not trying to pick a fight, but I am genuinely curious what yall think.
Anyone who shows up to the National Convention regularly is probably the best sign.
I think loose connection is probably enough. Idk if, like, Clarence Thomas is a dues-paying member, and even some pretty conservative lower court judges have been wavering in their active membership. But if they’re calling FedSoc chapters / conservative profs for recruiting FedSoc clerks, for example, then the connection is strong enough to call them “FedSoc judges”.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:27 pm

lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:58 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:13 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm
Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)
Underrated comment.
How so?
As the person who wrote this comment, I thought it was properly rated lol. That said, at my school, only a handful of people had ever heard of Estrada, which I think is a shame. Impossible to understand our modern confirmation woes without understanding that debacle.

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:06 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:34 am
OP here: not a troll! Relax you guys haha. Thought it would be too tedious on my end to include in my first post "aside from Thomas, Rao, Thapar, Bumatay, Ada Brown, who are other nonwhite Fed Soc judges?"

I found it interesting in my search that many nonwhite judges appointed by Republican presidents are not a part of Fed Soc. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that maybe Fed Soc was in its nascent stage while they were in law school.
You may have had better luck titling this thread "name some nonwhite FedSoc judges" (sure) instead of "are there any nonwhite FedSoc judges" (yes, many). Who are the nonwhite, Republican-appointed, non-FedSoc judges you're thinking of?
OP:

Yes, agreed. I was looking through this thread https://mcca.com/resources/reports/fede ... president/ and googled all the African American judges appointed by Trump. Some of them explicitly stated that they are not a member of the Federalist Society during their confirmation hearing https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/downlo ... the-record and almost all of them have no signs of being a part of Fed Soc despite being appointed by Trump

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:27 pm
lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:58 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:13 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm
Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)
Underrated comment.
How so?
As the person who wrote this comment, I thought it was properly rated lol. That said, at my school, only a handful of people had ever heard of Estrada, which I think is a shame. Impossible to understand our modern confirmation woes without understanding that debacle.
I also thought the comment was funny. For those who don't know, Miguel Estrada is a conservative SCOTUS litigator who was nominated (but not confirmed) to the D.C. Circuit. Leaked Democrat memos called to oppose his nomination (back when that was uncommon) because "he is Latino." And OP wonders why there aren't more nonwhite FedSoc judges...

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Re: Are there any nonwhite judges who are a part of Fed Soc?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:06 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:27 pm
lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:58 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:13 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:23 pm
Miguel Estrada (oh wait...)
Underrated comment.
How so?
As the person who wrote this comment, I thought it was properly rated lol. That said, at my school, only a handful of people had ever heard of Estrada, which I think is a shame. Impossible to understand our modern confirmation woes without understanding that debacle.
I also thought the comment was funny. For those who don't know, Miguel Estrada is a conservative SCOTUS litigator who was nominated (but not confirmed) to the D.C. Circuit. Leaked Democrat memos called to oppose his nomination (back when that was uncommon) because "he is Latino." And OP wonders why there aren't more nonwhite FedSoc judges...

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