Federal Judicial Nomination Fails Amid Concerns Over Voter Suppression - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 30, 2018
The nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has failed in the Senate, NPR reports. Farr had been under scrutiny for his defense of a controversial voter ID Law and his role on the campaign of the late Sen. Jesse Helms, which according to a Bush-era Justice Department memo engaged in voter suppression efforts aimed at African-Americans. Republican senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Tim Scott of South Carolina joined with Senate Democrats to halt Farr’s nomination.