TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 28, 2017

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) today said it opposes to the confirmation of state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, as a federal judge, the Nashville Post reports. Norris was nominated to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee by President Donald Trump earlier this year. LDF President Sherrilyn A. Ifill cited Norris’s record “opposing equal rights” as reason for the position, pointing to his support of voter ID laws, separate school districts in Shelby County and the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act as evidence. The People for the American Way and the Alliance for Justice have also come out against the federal nomination.