NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks former federal prosecutor Paul Butler about how more than 20 Trump judicial nominees have declined to affirm a Supreme Court decision desegregating public schools.
LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:
This past Friday marked the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. That’s the case that declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. One day before that anniversary, the Senate confirmed Wendy Vitter’s appointment to the federal bench. During her confirmation hearing, Vitter was asked about the Brown v. Board decision.
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RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: Do you believe that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided?
WENDY VITTERS: Senator, I don’t mean to be coy. But I think I get into a difficult, difficult