Why the hell does the NFB, who's whole base is equality, make a big deal about this blind dude becoming a judge?
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [Cabs] possible replacement for Justice David Souter Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 12:09:39 -0600 From: Chris Foster <cfoster@xxxxxxxxx> Reply-To: Colorado Association of Blind Students List <cabs@xxxxxxxxxx> Organization: NFB of ColoradoTo: 'Colorado Association of Blind Students List' <cabs@xxxxxxxxxx>, NFB of Colorado Discussion List <colorado-talk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hello federation Friends, Many of you have heard by now that U.s. Supreme Court Justice David Souter plans to leave the bench some time in June. Below is a perspective candidate I gott off CNN you might find of some interest. Chris foster * Judge David Tatel, DC Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Born 1942. Blind due to degenerative eye disease when he was young man, but has never made much of it. If nominated and confirmed, he would become the first openly disabled justice. A former civil rights attorney. Age considered a real political factor, but a well-regarded intellectual, with strong progressive credentials. _______________________________________________ Cabs mailing list Cabs@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/cabs_nfbnet.org To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Cabs: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/cabs_nfbnet.org/nimerjaber1%40gmail.com blind_html To unsubscribe, please send a blank email to blind_html-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the subject line. To access the archives, please visit: http://www.freelists.org/archive/blind_html Thanks